Back to School Tips for the Science Teacher




First year and even veteran teachers can stress out in the weeks leading up the back to school season. There are so many things to consider when getting ready for the first day of school. First of all there is your classroom, in which you want to create a safe, warm environment for your students to feel comfortable in, but there are so many other aspects probably more important ones to consider. Classroom management, what will you do on the first day of school, what supplies will you need? These are all questions that can keep us up worrying about how to get it all done.

       Luckily, I will share with you what works in my classroom to help you navigate and make this back to school season is a successful one.

Classroom Décor:


5 classroom decor ideas for the grade 4, 5, 6, and 7 science teacher
While classroom décor is certainly not THE most important part of getting ready for the school year, it should play a role. Students don’t need much, but I really believe that you need to put in some effort to make your classroom look like a place where your students will be comfortable and show that YOU want to be there. Learn more about how I decorate my classroom with a purpose here


Classroom Supplies:

Once your classroom is done, you need to think about the supplies
Classroom supplies that first year teachers don't even know they need to have
you’ll need throughout the school year. Sometimes this can be overwhelming, and I know I always forget something Read about my list of 5 must haves here. (This is especially great for first-year teachers that might not anticipate the need for some of these supplies). 


Classroom Management:

How to keep control of your classroom with management strategies that really work
I think hands down; this is the foundation of your teaching. If you don’t have failproof classroom management strategies, then you are going to encounter many problems throughout the school year. It is true, students can sense fear and they will try to take advantage. After teaching for 13 years, read through some of the tips that help me keep my sanity


Classroom Jobs:

Yes, you can have classroom jobs in upper elementary and middle
Having classroom jobs in the grade 4, 5, 6, and 7 science classroom
school classrooms. It might not be for everyone, but it could be a good way to maintain control of your classroom and teach students how to be responsible. If you are interested in trying this in your classroom, read on to learn about some of the jobs you can implement in the science classroom


Building Personal Relationships:

Building relationships with your upper elementary and middle school students on the first day of school
Ok, I lied. This is probably more important than classroom management. I feel that if you have taken the time to build relationships with your students, then you’ve already scored a huge piece of the classroom management pie. Read on to learn how I make connections with my students


So now you know how to start your school year off on the right
five ways to get to know your students to build relationship in the classroom
foot before students arrive. But what will you do with them once they are in your classroom? Here are five different icebreaker activities that you can choose from to use on the first day of school. These are great ways to get to know your students and build relationships with them. 


I hope sharing what I have learned throughout my career is helpful to you. Is there anything I missed? Is there something that you do differently that works for you? Let me know in the comments below. I love hearing from my readers!





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