Getting Ready for Back to

School for Teachers

Planning for the first day of school summarizes the fun and challenge of teaching. Not knowing what to expect, you must be prepared for everything. With that in mind, I have rounded up the best resources I could find, tested them and present them here for your review.

Here’s an interesting way to start the first day in most elementary classrooms. Take a digital picture of each student to use for your anecdotal records and, if you have time, to place in a student-made frame. Using a few craft sticks and some white glue, the students can make and decorate their own frames. Next, attach the photo and a label with the date and “First Day of Class.” They can be sent home that first day or kept to the end of the year.

Here are other quality sites and important information for all teachers that have proven to be the best over the years.