Nathan Adams Elementary
Setting Yourself, Your Students and Your Parents up for Success
Consider this, as you become the role model, leader and hero to your students, "Give an elementary student three days, and the student will mirror you"- Charles Galloway. As with your own children, they are always watching you whether you realize it or not. I learned that when my son was 1 1/2 years old. I was trying to hang some curtains and I was frustrated with the process and said, "Dad gummet". Suddenly, from the mouth of my innocent son came the words, "dad, gummet; dad gummet; dad gummet". I've never forgotten that moment, I am a role model for those younger than me. You ARE being watched and modeled.
As these first days unfold, set your routines, set your expectations, and be caring , warm, lovable people.
First Days Routines
Ensure your students know how to read the whole time, build stamina, pick just right books, and understand all the ways a book can be read. You will be greatly rewarded.