For a smooth running classroom we need to begin the school year with some key ingredients to bake up that positive classroom mojo.
The first and most important ingredient is to teach children procedures so that the cake does not flop. No one enjoys a flopped cake... RIGHT.
so let's begin by closing our eyes and visualizing what we want the children to do from the moment they walk through the doors. Do you have that picture in your mind?
Make a list of all the procedures that you visualized so that you don't forget.
For the children that need extra support try using mini book that show the procedure step by step with visual aide.
Send the books home so that you can get the support of the families.
I'm Tami Sanders creator of Learning and Teaching with Preschoolers, a blog to help teachers create magical moments for the young.