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4 Simple Ways To Start Your School Year Off Right

Updated on July 29, 2016

Teachers, This One's for You!

Attention all teachers! This one's for you! Here are a few tips of how to get your school year off to the best start.

Be Prepared

The first week of school is very important and getting started on the right foot is equally important. Whether it's your first year of teaching or you're just looking for a few suggestions to freshen up your first week back to school routine, check out Harry Wong's, First Days of School. It's an excellent, short and easy read that lets you know how important those first few days of school are in establishing routines, expectations and falling in love with those students you'll be learning with all year long.

Back to School Quotes

  1. "Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it."
    - Albert Einstein
  2. "School prepares you for the real world... which also bites."
    - Jim Benton

Get Ready for Yard Duties

For the days you have yard duty, it's a good idea to plan ahead when it comes to what you'll be wearing outside. Leaving an extra sweater or spare jacket and a pair of slip on overshoes in your classroom, makes bundling up quickly that much easier. So when the bell rings you don't even have to change your shoes! You'll be able to get out with your class and other students without delay.

Plan to Do Nothing in September!

September can be one of the most long and tiresome months for both teachers and students. Everyone is getting used to new routines and settling back into school work once again. It's best for your energy level, and sanity, if you keep your social life to a minimum for the first month back to school. Once October arrives, you'll be ready to have at it once again as you and your students will be off to a great start and you'll be ready to tackle more than just a days work.

5 Back to School Tips

Pack a Healthy Lunch

Summer break is over and it's time to get back on the bandwagon and start eating healthy once again. Eating a well balanced lunch, with several healthy snacks throughout your day, sets a good example for your students. It also helps you feel energized during the school day and enables you to keep sickness at bay now that you'll be surrounded by 25 or more students that come with their own sniffles and sneezes once again.

Reading Tips

  1. Take frequent trips to the library
  2. Read aloud to your child daily
  3. Take turns making up stories
  4. Read signs while driving, walking or at the grocery store to encourage reading

Get a good night's rest and enjoy your labour day weekend. You've hopefully had a well deserved restful summer and are ready and eager to teach once again. Make a great first impression with your students, and help them have a great start, by being prepared for that first week of school. Everyone remembers a first impression, even if you're a kid. Start your school year off right and you won't regret it!

Head Lice Prevention Tips

  • -tie up or back long hair
  • don't go head to head
  • don't share clothing and items such as scarves, hats, combs etc.
  • wash hair with tea tree oil
  • use hairspray
  • check weekly

School jokes

Kid: I think we need a new teacher.
Mom: Why is that?
Kid: Our teacher doesn’t know anything, she keeps asking us for the answers.

Mom: What did you learn today?
Kid: Not enough. I have to go back tomorrow.

Teacher: You’ve got your shoes on the wrong feet.
Pupil: But these are the only feet I’ve got!

Teacher: Name two days of the week that start with “t”.
Pupil: Today and Tomorrow.

"A Few Back to School Jokes." Surfnetkids. Feldman Publishing. 20 Oct. 2010. Web. 19 Aug. 2015. <http://www.surfnetkids.com/backtoschool/237/a-few-back-to-school-jokes/ >.

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