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1st year & 1st day of pre-K
Old 08-02-2010, 07:35 PM
 
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I begin my first year as a teacher Aug. 9 and worried about how to plan for first week, especially the first day. Not sure what to expect with the 4 year old group (I have 18 and luckily an assistant:-). I know they're going to need A LOT of training, but looking for veteran's advice on how to plan those first days. I would appreciate any feedback.


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Old 08-03-2010, 05:24 AM
 
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When I started teaching pre-K, these two websites helped me ENORMOUSLY!!!! Especially the "boot camp" section -- I printed that out and put it right in my planbook.

For some reason, the link to this one won't show up. Just leave out the spaces (but keep the hyphen!), and you'll be there:

pre-k pages . com

prekinders.com

There are TONS of great pre-K websites out there, but these two are great for beginners. GOOD LUCK!!!!
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Here's ideas off the top of my head:

Put out a few activities for the morning where the kids can explore relatively independently while you can greet families and help students who are having a harder time transitioning. Maybe some easy puzzles, dramatic play with a limited number of props, play dough, a simple art station...

Do a short circle where you introduce yourself, maybe do a greeting/name song, and perhaps a quick story or group activity. It might help to go for short the first day.

Make time to go over any rules you have and show kids a picture schedule if you have one.

Don't put out TOO much until you've practiced the clean up routine. Otherwise you'll feel like you're cleaning up all day long. :P

One thing I did the end of the first week was that we practiced the schedule and expectations by acting it out with dolls. Everyone had a doll or stuffed animal that they walked through the activities. I'd call for circle time and they would "teach" their doll where to sit/what to do. We walked through rest time, snack time, etc. It was cute to see them explain to their dolls that "you need to be quiet for rest time."
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I will be starting the 11th with 3 yr olds! I'm very nervous about how to handle the first day as well. The one thing that I know I'm not going to do is overload them with rule after rule. I am going to plan activities to teach them the rules and procedures through the first three days. I'm so glad to hear I'm not the only one to be nervous!
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Wow, thanks
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the first sight pre-k page is awesome, haven't explored second site. Thanks a million for the advice, I am looking forward to using a lot of these ideas.


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