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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 Create and communicate expectations, routines, and procedures within the first day of school.
2 Design your physical classroom space to maximize student learning, independence, and accessibility.
3 Engage students in a respectful culture of learning in the art room from day one.
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!
A. Creates and communicates clear expectations and consequences
B. Creates and communicates clear routines and procedures
11. Relationship Building
A. Builds rapport and positive relationships with students
B. Creates and maintains an environment of respect
12. Physical Space
A. Designs an art room that is accessible for all students
B. Promotes the safe use of equipment, materials, and supplies
C. Maintains the organization of supplies and student work
PRO Content Lead at AOEU, Elementary Art Teacher, and PRO Facilitator
Lindsey Moss is an elementary art teacher in Yorkville, Illinois. She enjoys art history and finding creative and artistic solutions to educational challenges.