Plan for building a community of learners
Good Morning Kindergarten! Welcome to your first day of school. I'm so excited to have you all here. My name is Miss Devine and one thing to know about me, is that I love singing songs.
Before we begin, I am going to see if everyone is here. I'm going to call out names, and if you hear your name, wave and say Hello to me. Then we will all sing a song together.
The students will listen to me sing the song first and then they will try and sing it along with me. The first song has a lot of hand motions and gets the students in a good frame of mind before we begin with rules.
Great, I'm so glad everyone is here. Now I'm going to sing a song once by myself and you are going to listen. Then I'm going to sing it again and all of you can try and sing it along with me.
Children of God
Class great job. Now I am going to tell you where your desk is and everyone is going to have a seat, so we can go over our class rules.
I will read the rules to my students. Describe every word, so that they understand what is expected of them. Make a little poster where I write out the rules with them and have them sign it, in agreement.
1. Be Kind. 2. Be Respectful. 3. Be Safe. 4. Do Your Best.
Then, after we have gone over the rules, I will go over where everything is and belongs in the classroom. I will discuss how the bathroom rules work, how we enter the classroom and how we greet guests who come in. I will be very specific and try to speak in as simple terms as possible, as I will be dealing with young children. This is the time to set the standards, so I must be very clear with everything I tell them on their first day of school.
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