I found this monster To-Do List online. Read: I didn’t make it. I will update you all on my progress and provide commentary on which tasks should be prioritized.
____ Create a weekly homework sheet.
____ Create a system for absent students to receive notes and assignments
____ Write a letter to families about your goals and expectations
____ Design a classroom newsletter or website
____ Find websites for students to put on bulletin board
____ Create a family information survey
____ Create a Parent/Family Communication Log binder with student information sheets, contact information, and a log of all the phone calls you make and receive.
____ Decide how you are going to communicate weekly behavior grades to families.
____ Establish classroom messages focused on hard work and community. Ensure that they are messages you feel comfortable repeating on a daily basis for the entire year.
____ Get in touch with your administration to reintroduce yourself and find out any last minute details.
Classroom Management/ Behavior
____ Develop all material associated with your behavior management system
____ Decide how you are going to keep track of consequences that are applied outside the classroom.
____ Decide what tangible systems of positive reinforcement to put in place for individuals
____ Decide what tangible systems of positive reinforcement to put in place for whole-group.
____ Make a hall pass, and find a place to keep it in the classroom.
____ Make a late sign in log […]
I had to reblog this because I’ll be using this myself. As a matter of fact, I’ll have a special Tumblr just for my class site. I just have to figure out how I’ll do it. Any suggestions?