When I was teaching my first thoughts were "what will my students be like?" What will their families be like?
Here are some things I challenge you to try this year RIGHT NOW! :)
Social Media for Families
Today (well, about two to three weeks BEFORE school starts send out a welcome post card!
About one week before make a phone call to each family and welcome them and invite them to a back to school night.
Plan and host a back to school night.
Set and know that you will have a classroom community (throughout the entire classroom day)
Decide that you will get your students excited about learning
These are just a few things I am going to challenge you to try right now! :)