The first six weeks of a new school year is a period for introductions and establishing expectations.
Students are introduced to staff and classmates, as well as their classrooms and the entire school environment. Students are given time to explore resources – including classroom quiet corners, playground equipment, sensory supplies, and more – and to learn how to use them and care for them.
It is also during the first six weeks of school that expectations are established. Daily routines are communicated, as are the expected behaviors for daily activities. Classroom rules such as “follow directions,” and “be nice,” are communicated; as well as the consequences for not following the rules.
For more information on the goals and opportunities related to the first six weeks of school, visit https://www.responsiveclassroom.org/the-first-six-weeks-of-school/