7:30 am--Doors open to school, students go straight to their classroom
7:55 am--Breakfast is brought in tubs from cafeteria to each classroom
8:15 am--Breakfast is cleaned up, tub is put outside room to be collected, class begins
Here are a few of the things I am worried about (please offer suggestions or advice on how to best handle this situation!):
- Official school start time is 7:55. What do I do with the students as they meander in until then? Do I start them on morning work? Do I just have free choice, quiet activities available? What do I do with them for 25 minutes when I won't have all of my class yet?
- 20 minutes to eat breakfast is a lot of time being taken out of scheduled class time. Can I have them start on morning work during that time. Is it ok to have them eat and work at the same time?
- How do I handle this whole process on the first day of school?
Another worry that I am really struggling with right now stems from some news I received from the other 4th grade teacher--he will be absent for, at the very LEAST, the first 2 weeks of school. I will be starting out the year without a partner! I am, to say the least, freaking out.
From the ever-worrying,