Building Community at Eastbrook

First days of school~by Brenda Boulais, Instructional Coach

Summer is over and so much to learn...

You are the primary person that your students will encounter in their day. Build a classroom community by naming your class, or your learning clubs, allowing the students to have ownership. For Kindergarten maybe call the tables by colors until you name them. Allow the students to have plenty of practice on how to do the simple tasks such as lining up, throwing away trash, handling supplies, putting away supplies, cleaning up, even pushing in chairs.

The more you allow the students to take ownership the more they will love their classroom and their teacher. Firmness with consistency is your goal.

Brenda Boulais, Instructional Coach, Eastbrook Elementary