After taking some time to relax and recharge, it’s time for teachers to start back to school planning. It’s the best way to enter the new year prepared. Here are some ways to take advantage of an open summer schedule and begin planning today.
STOCK UP ON SUPPLIES
Back to school sales start early, so save money by purchasing needed supplies before the rush. If you are purchasing new technology supplies such as computers, projectors or tablets, use your free time to master them. This goes for any new online programs you may be implementing for the year.
WRITE A WELCOME LETTER FOR YOUR NEW STUDENTS
Prepare now so you can hit the first day off and running. An introduction letter to your new students is a way to let them get to know you as well as some of your hopes and expectations for the year. Students will appreciate and be more at ease and ready to begin working thanks to your extra effort to welcome them.
PREPARE LESSONS FOR THE FIRST WEEK
Teachers love to be ahead in their planning. The best way to make sure you are is to enter the first week with the whole week ready. Then you can focus on getting to know your new classes and prep for the following weeks as the school year begins. Use this time to get a jump start on your planning and stay ahead all year.
SET UP YOUR CLASSROOM
Speak with your administrators and find out the earliest date you can go to the school and set up your classroom. The sooner you set up the room, the more time you’ll have to focus on your lesson planning. Also, being in your work space with zero distractions will help you get in the right mindset for you to visualize your success for the coming year.
What are some ways you take advantage of the summer break for back to school planning?