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The First Six Weeks of School (Strategies for Teachers)

4.7 out of 5 stars 85 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-1892989048
ISBN-10: 1892989042
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The example schedules, activities, and games make The First Six Weeks of School a one-stop shopping trip for a whole day of meaningful, age-appropriate activities. --Kelly Trottier, 5th grade teacher

"Top-Notch Book" -- New Teacher magazine, Spring 2001

About the Author

Paula Denton, EdD, began teaching children in 1982 and working as a Responsive Classroom consulting teacher in 1990. She later managed program development at Center for Responsive Schools (then called Northeast Foundation for Children). Roxann Kriete taught at both the elementary and secondary levels during her thirty-five-year career in education. She began working at Center for Responsive Schools in 1985, retiring in 2011 after serving for ten years as the organization's executive director.
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Product Details

  • Series: Strategies for Teachers
  • Paperback: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Center for Responsive Schools, Inc. (May 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1892989042
  • ISBN-13: 978-1892989048
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 8.5 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #26,924 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Margaret M. Stroili on August 15, 2000
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First year teachers and experienced teachers alike will gain valuable skills from this richly detailed book. Denton and Kriete provide explict plans for the first six weeks of school which are guaranteed to build a sense of community within any classroom. Activities including games and writing help students become familiar with each other and develop a sense of trust, caring and respect. The book offers teachers a wide variety of games to play with children of all ages. This is a great book for all teachers who wish to start the year on a great note!
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By A Customer on June 22, 2003
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This book is essential for new teachers like myself, who have no idea where to start when planning a new school year. It provides daily lesson outlines for the first 6 weeks of school. As well as the reasoning behind the authors'philosophies. I have learned how to structure my day to cullivate a community of learners. In turn I have faith that my first year will be successful, less stressful, and more productive than I had imagined. This is a great book for any teacher who wants to increase structure and promote community within the classroom
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I bought this book based on the positive reviews here and was deeply rewarded. This book lays out a clear method and philosophy towards building a caring and safe classroom. The book offers separate parts for the K-2, 3-4, and 5-6 self contained classroom. What was most remarkable to me about this book was the way it struck a balance between being a teaching "cookbook" and a straight book of philosophy. Definitely recommended for any new or even experienced educator in a self contained elementary school classroom.
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My first experience teaching on my own was to be thrown into a classroom on the fourth day of school as a long-term substitute. No time to plan. No materials. Bare walls. Not even any text books for the first 2+ weeks. I ordered this book overnight delivery. I cannot even imagine what I would have done without it. It saved my bacon. The strenght of this book is that it does not speak in generalities, leaving big gaps in how to implement its ideas, which the reader is expected to fill in with her own experience and know-how (of which I had none). Rather, I could literally go into my classroom with little in-class experience and virtually no materials and do a creditable job teaching.
If you are a teacher with an old-school aproach (grade on a curve, essentialist philosophy), you would not find this book useful. This book is more appealing to teachers wanting to create a community of learners, and who have constuctivist leanings.
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This book is a great resource for first year and veteran teachers. Denton and Kriete provide explicit details so that educators can learn how to structure the first six weeks of school in a way that lays the groundwork for a productive year of learning. This guidebook is guaranteed to help you create a classroom that fosters a sense of community and respect. This book offers teachers an extensive variety of games, activities, greetings, read-alouds, and resources to do so. This is definitely a great way to get a school year started in a positive, productive way!
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I ordered this book in my 16th year of teaching. It nicely lays out how to be proactive in organizing the routines of your classroom to both foster ownership of the room, and responsibility for materials. As a veteran teacher it served as a reminder of solid behavior management techniques and would be a great introduction for new or preservice teachers - highly recommended!
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By T. Martin on January 5, 2007
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What a difference it makes when we first learn how to get along - and then begin learning in the content areas.
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As an experienced teacher I've always made it a point to tackle classroom management from day one and have been successful. After taking a few years off and slowly getting back into it as a substitute I have seen some real lack of control in some classrooms until one day I subbed for a second grade class. This class was amazing - a "well oiled machine". When I spoke to the teacher about what she did, she mentioned this book. It was such a stark difference from any other class I'd been to that I ordered the book that afternoon. Looking forward to implementing this in the Fall.
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