Must-Do Things For An Elementary School Teacher

Are you starting your first day as a teacher in a private elementary school in Brooklyn?

Or are you just a curious parent who wants to learn how a teacher manages his/her classroom?

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We’ve got you covered, whether you’re a teacher or a parent, with our ultimate guide of the top 10 things every elementary teacher must do in the classroom:

  1. Filling Boxes

Make sure to get a couple of empty boxes to store things lying around in the classroom. Label the plastic/cardboard boxes according to their contents to keep them organized and within your reach.

  1. Stationery Supplies

Always keep extra supplies of stationery items such as pencils, crayons, tape, notebooks and erasers in the classroom. You can also make your own list of things that need to be stocked beforehand.

  1. Make Rules

Make sure to establish a set of rules for your students to follow right from the very first day. Make the rules short and easy to remember for the kids.

You can also get a portable chalkboard and write down the rules and hang it on the wall for everyone to see.

  1. Making Good Use of The Classroom Wall

You can take inspiration from private elementary schools in Brooklyn by putting up the kids’ drawings on the wall. This makes the kids feel appreciated. Plus, makes for a nice decoration!

  1. Personal Library

Collect as many kids’ books as you can and create your own personal library in the classroom. You can also throw in some newspapers and magazines into the mix. Encourage your students to pick up books from the collection and read in their free time.

  1. Maintaining A Gradebook

Make a gradebook to maintain all your students’ test and assignment scores in one place. This makes it easier to monitor your students’ grades.


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