Professional Development

August 3, 2011

Beginning of the Year Procedures and Expectations Checklist

The beginning of the school year can seem like a blur with all that you have going on in the classroom.  But within the craziness, there are many important things to teach–mainly expectations and procedures.  I created a beginning of year procedures and expectations checklist of all the procedures that I will need to teach during the beginning of the year.  I want to make sure I don’t let anything fall through the cracks!

HERE is my back to school procedures checklist!

Of course, these will not all be taught during the first day or even the first week of school(such as the fire drill expectations during the second week of school). Some will come up naturally (like lining up) and others I will have to bring up (such as where to put folders in the morning).  I typically spend the first full 6 weeks really focusing on behavior expectations and classroom procedures.  Doing this saves me SO much time during the rest of the year.

Can you think of anything else to add? How long do you spend focusing on the beginning of year procedures and expectations?


Happy Teaching,



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5 Responses

  1. Neat and very simple! I’m now a follower. Check out my blog:

    Also, you and I have the same last name, but no Mrs. here 🙂

  2. I wish I would of had this my first year of teaching! I was clueless as to the amount of procedures/rules/expectations you must go over! Thank you for sharing!

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