First- First Two Weeks

First Two Weeks

First Two Weeks Goals (in addition to first day goals)

As the teacher (in addition to first day teacher goals)

  • By end of first week have reached out to each family in person or by phone
  • By second week be teaching in line with your daily schedule for essential content 
  • Take photos of each student during the first two days for use of display boards etc. By end of week one have artifacts of student learning from each student displayed

So that each and every student

  • Experiences a collaborative and inclusive learning environment
  • Makes personal connections by playing and learning with a variety of classmates and learning and practicing each other’s names
  • Practices essential academic routines and daily routines
  • Explores some key academic supplies
  • Generates learning goals (hopes and dreams for the year) and see their work displayed

See core rubric teacher practices for more guidance

Reflection Questions

  1. Where can you provide opportunities for joyful learning through developmentally-appropriate play?  
  2. What expectations, routines, behaviors, and environment will you prioritize in order for all students to be responsible for the thinking in the classroom? 
  3. What does the culture of learning currently look like in your practice? Where are students engaged, where do they feel a sense of belonging? How do you know? 
  4. What are the implications for your own practice? What will you do first?

What does it look like?

This page was last updated on May 15, 2023