Setting Up the Physical Space
Bulletin Boards and Displays 5:11
Expectations for Parents 3:39
Expectations for Administrators and Colleagues 3:11
Maintaining Continuity Between Classes
Recording Vital Information 3:15
The Classroom Tour 4:06
Preparing Supplies for the First Day
Where and How to Find Supplies 4:15
Managing Donations and Staying Organized 2:39
Behaviors and Expectations
Why You Need a Seating Chart on the First Day 3:41
Introducing Procedures 2:48
Expectations, Rewards, and Consequences 7:12
Making Art on Day One
Reasons for Making Art on Day One 2:28
Successful First Day Projects 3:10
Unlock Certificate: 5 Questions
2 PD Hours
1 Learn how to support choice and differentiation for early finishers.
2 Explore methods for staying organized with early finisher routines.
3 Discover how to promote student engagement through creation, technology, and stations.
Get your school year off to the right start with this Learning Pack. Gain specific ideas to excite students on day one through choice, simple routines, and organized stations. Learn why it’s important to have a successful start and how simple changes make big impacts. It’s everything you need to have one of the best first days of school ever!
AOE Writer and Elementary Art Teacher
Lindsey Moss is an elementary art teacher in Yorkville, Illinois. She enjoys art history and finding creative and artistic solutions to educational challenges.