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Tips for New Students - 08/21/2013
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How does your school handle new students enrolling at your school once the year has begun?  Are students allowed to immediately join a class or are your parents told to wait until the next day?  I have taught at several different schools and only one school made parents wait.  We weren't given any warning at one of my former schools.  There was a knock at the door and there the secretary was with your new student and his or her parents.  A few schools would call when the parent began the paperwork so we had a few minutes to prepare for his or her arrival. If you are like me, you function best when all of your ducks are in a row.  But, that isn't always the reality of a teacher.  I did find a few things that helped. At the beginning of the year, teach your class what they will do when you get a new student.  If it is during work time, they need to continue working quietly and not interrupt you with their questions.  If it happens during the the middle of a lesson, they can begin the quiet game. Greet parents and their child at the door.  You want the child to feel welcome. Don't forget the golden rule for teachers!  Treat other people's children the way you would want your child treated. One way I found to keep this time as short as possible, is to have a parent communication packet ready to go.  I saved copies of the handouts I gave parents at the Back to School night and included the form below.  This packet a...

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