G1 – G2

First Day: New-to-NIS Students only

7:30 – 8:00 Students and parents in the PAC and taken to homeroom by teacher
8:15 – 10:15 Students in classrooms

  • Meet same grade level students and teachers
  • Icebreakers
  • Tours
  • Playground
  • And more!

10:15 – 10:30 Students picked up by parents from homeroom

Note:
Keep last year’s rules/class agreements up for two or three weeks until your new class creates their own agreements.

Page references are from The First Six Weeks of School (TFSWS)

Day 1- First Day for all students
TFSWS pg 14-25
(No pull out Specials – Period 1, 2, and 3)
No swimming

  • 7:45 – Teachers greet and interact with students
    Students make locker name tags (multiple languages – value home language)
  • New students get a language buddy
  • Stop signals taught (e.g. Chimes, claps, hand in the air) – Stop, get quiet, and look
  • Morning meetings – 4 Components (greeting, sharing, activity, morning message)
  • Interactive modelling – Lining up, hallway walking, bathroom procedures
  • Between 9:00-9:45 – Healthy snack in class
  • Energisers
  • (Optional – Teach playground games before break)
  • Tour the playground  – talk about playground essential agreements and interactively model
  • BREAK – Interactive model exit and entry (Ensure buddies stay together)
  • Math, Reading, Writing see Language Arts and Maths tabs for ideas (TFSWS Pg 20 -23)
  • Go early to the cafeteria – especially grade 1 (Pg19)
  • 12:50 Lunch/Break
  • Quiet time (Pg 19)
  • Take class picture and send home a first-day newsletter (include specialist teacher times)
  • Teach dismissal procedure
  • Closing circle

Day 2
No swimming
(all other Specials start period 1 today)

  • 7:45 – Teachers greet and interact with students
  • New students continue with their language buddy
  • Stop signals taught (e.g. Chimes, claps, hand in the air) – Stop, get quiet, and look
  • Morning meetings – 4 Components (greeting, sharing, activity, morning message)
  • Review Interactive modelling – Lining up, hallway walking, bathroom procedures
  • Between 9:00-9:45 – Healthy snack in class
  • Energisers
  • (Optional – Teach playground games before break)
  • Review playground essential agreements and interactively model
  • BREAK – Interactive model exit and entry (Ensure buddies stay together)
  • Math, Reading, Writing see Language Arts and Maths tabs for ideas (Pg 20 -23)
  • Go early to the cafeteria – especially grade 1 (Pg19)
  • 12:50 Lunch/Break
  • Quiet time (Pg 19)
  • Model/practice dismissal procedure
  • Closing circle

NIS week 1 and 2
TFSWS Week 1, pg 55-68

See Goals for Week One (Pg 52)

  • Language arts – see First Six Weeks Language Arts Tab under Language Arts
  • Maths – see First Six Weeks Language Arts Tab under Maths
  • Read the grade level specific sections about activities to engage in to achieve the goals of the week

NIS Week 3 (TFSWS Week 2)
TFSWS Week 2, pg 109-123

See Goals for Week Two (Pg 106)

  • Language arts – see First Six Weeks Language Arts Tab under Language Arts
  • Maths – see First Six Weeks Language Arts Tab under Maths
  • Read the grade level specific sections about activities to engage in to achieve the goals of the week

NIS Week 4 (TFSWS Week 3)
TFSWS Week 3, pg 165-179

See Goals for Week Three (Pg 162)

  • Language arts – see First Six Weeks Language Arts Tab under Language Arts
  • Maths – see First Six Weeks Language Arts Tab under Maths
  • Read the grade level specific sections about activities to engage in to achieve the goals of the week

NIS Week 5 – 7 (TFSWS Weeks 4 – 6)
TFSWS Weeks 4-6, pg 219-227

SeeGoals for Wees Four to Six  Pg 216

  • Language arts – see First Six Weeks Language Arts Tab under Language Arts
  • Maths – see First Six Weeks Language Arts Tab under Maths
  • Read the grade level specific sections about activities to engage in to achieve the goals of the week