Grades K-5 First Year Teacher's Guide to Survival

by Susan R. Stein


This book offers new teachers as well as experienced teachers a wealth of numerous tips, activities, worksheets and tools for creating a positive and dynamic learning environment. It is comprehensive in giving  you motivation, lesson planning, and classroom management so you can meet each student’s needs and build a strong relationship with parents, staff and students alike.

There are suggestions for specific activities on how to start on that first day, including time fillers. For easy use it is organized into 31 chapters, separating each grade level and making your classroom a friendly environment for learning.    


The author's friendly voice speaks directly and clearly to you so you know that she wants every first-year teacher to succeed.


"When I received your book I opened it up and then proceeded to read it cover-to-cover! I enjoyed reading it and found it to be very practical, and easy to read. I found many of the tips suggested I learned through self discovery, or trial and error. A new teacher would greatly benefit from reading and using your book. As a twenty year veteran teacher/mentor, I found it refreshing to reflect back on my first experiences. It is sometimes easy for those of us who are "seasoned" to take for granted all the things we learned through years of experience. I appreciated the fact that indeed, you have written from the heart, sharing your suggestions to make those first years easier. I look forward to sharing this with our new Human Resources/Staff Development/ILT Supervisor. I will share my copy with her and suggest that our system provide a copy to each of our new K-5 teachers.

Congratulations on a wonderful book packed full of great information that any beginning teacher would find practical and useful! Just think what an impact you have as an author to help so many others! Thank you for sharing! Bravo!" -- Cheri, Columbus County Schools


Table of Contents:

Chapter 1: Well Before School Begins…
Chapter 2 Setting up Your Classroom
Chapter 3: Classroom Management
Chapter 4: Do You Have…
Chapter 5 It’s Almost Time
Chapter 6 Here They Come
Chapter 7 Lessons: First Few Weeks and Beyond
Chapter 8 Homework
Chapter 9 Spelling
Chapter 10 Writing Lessons
Chapter 11 Reading
Chapter 12: Having a Substitute?
Chapter 13 Words of Advice from Teachers
Chapter 14 Time Fillers
Chapter 15 Weekly Reports

Chapter 16 Letters to Send Home
Chapter 17 Parent Involvement
Chapter 18 Back to School Night
Chapter 19 Report Cards
Chapter 20 Parent - Teacher Conferences
Chapter 21 ABC’s of Teaching
Chapter 22 Journal Writing
Chapter 23 Parent Problems
Chapter 24 Poetry
Chapter 25 Kindergarten Activities
Chapter 26 First Grade Activities
Chapter 27 Second-Third Grade Activities
Chapter 28 Fourth-Fifth Grade Activities
Chapter 29 Math Doesn’t Need to be Boring
Chapter 30 Worksheets, Graphs, Posters

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