New K Teacher

by Brendee
(New Jersey)

Hello Everyone!

I was just placed in a Kindergarten at the last minute.

I have not seen my classroom and will be thrown into the swing of things on the 1st day.

I have gotten the basics: folders, marble notebooks, positive posters... but I have no clue what the classroom looks like or what materials are already there waiting for me.

What should I do for the 1st day in Kindergarten?

What should I have prepared?

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Aug 06, 2010
1st day of K
by: Penny

We have staggered start, we've done it this way for the past 2 years. It is awesome. Only 5 students come each day. I am able to do some assessing as to what letters/sounds, shapes #'s . colors, counting skills, etc they know. We play some name games, sing songs, take a tour - you can do "the Gingerbread Man" format for a tour. Look at the websites on this chatroom. We explore some centers, go over playground rules and THE GOLDEN rule. Talk about bathroom, dismissal and lunch routines, BE SURE YOU KNOW how they are going home. Bus tags help! You'll be worn out and so will they! Have a great year!

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