Now that we are in the middle of summer, teachers around the country are starting to prepare their elementary school lesson plans. But these aren’t the only preparations to make before the start of a new school year! Teachers should also get their classrooms ready and prepare themselves for an exciting and productive year filled with wonderful lessons. These tips can help you welcome students back to school:
- Create an exciting curriculum. Depending on the type of school you teach in, you may have certain regulations or guidelines regarding your curriculum. But you can still add your own special touch to the school year plans for each class. Florida Citrus’ website is filled with teacher resources and lesson plans that provide a fun and engaging way for students to learn more about the importance of citrus, the cycle of fruit growth, and proper nutrition.
- Clean and organize your room. Make sure your classroom is clean before you start moving furniture. You can set up the desks, tables, and other students seating areas to create an open and inviting space that will welcome students in on the first day. Bookcases and other units can also be moved around for convenience. Put your desk in a spot where you can easily see all students.
- Decorate and give your room personality. There are a number of school-related banners, posters, and decorations that you can hang around the room to add personality and create a more visually-pleasing atmosphere. You can also use your curriculum as inspiration for your classroom décor! Just make sure you don’t make the room too busy or distracting.
- Prepare welcome pages and information packets for students and parents. You can also welcome students by writing a welcome letter to give them and read with them on the first day. Parents may also appreciate an informational packet that discusses lesson plans and upcoming field trip and includes a list of important supplies for the coming year.
Use these teacher resources to prepare for a fun, exciting, and successful school year with your students and their parents. If you want to find more helpful tips for a great school year, you can contact the Florida Citrus team today at (813) 379-2736.