New Teacher
Must Do List
Before the first day
 

_____ make bulletin board decisions

          where to post announcements, menu, calendar, subject focused boards, where to display student work

_____ set up learning centers/stations

_____ make signs for room  (your name, where to pick up and turn in assignments, etc) 

_____ prepare class rolls and permanent records 

_____ arrange classroom

_____ make student nametags/seating charts

_____ obtain schedules for library, cafeteria, etc.

_____ obtain supplies

 

plan book

 

grade/attendance book

 

attendance materials

 

paper clips

 

overhead pens

 

transparencies

 

construction paper

 

papertowels

 

note paper and envelopes

 

folders

 

various types of tape

 

rubber bands

 

pencils/pens

 

tissues

 

scissors

 

chalk/erasers

 

glue

 

post-it notes

 

staplers, staples, and remover

 

straight/safety pins

 

markers

_____ obtain equipment

           

 

Overhead projector

 

Television

 

VCR

 

Computer/printer

_____ prepare packets for students to take home the first day

 

Emergency forms

 

Classroom and school rules

 

Letter to parents

 

Class schedule

_____ obtain copy code

_____ obtain textbooks and teacher materials

_____ set up substitute folder to include           

 

Daily schedule

 

Seating chart

 

Contact person

 

Classroom procedures

 

_____ prepare file for contact/correspondence with parents

_____ prepare file for faculty bulletins

_____ write lesson plans for the first 1-2 weeks  (Remember to teach routines and procedures!)

_____ copy materials needed for first week of school

_____ write your name and important information on board

_____ make a checklist for items that need to be returned

_____ plan lessons and activities designed to reinforce procedures and build a learning community