Some amazing books to help build community and expectations. I love any excuse to bring literature into the lesson plans while also being able to discuss my expectations through these wonderful characters.
This is an amazing list of procedures needed to reach teacher heaven. I print this list off and make sure in the first week, I have covered all of these to ensure my students know what I expect from them.
A variety of activities and team builders/ice breakers to build realtionships. I use the M & M activity with my students every year... who doesn't love an excuse to eat M & Ms and an opportunity for your students to get to know each other?
Ideas and strategies to help launch a productive year and build a community of learners. I implemented the New Beginnings poem this year with my class. I love starting our day with this and reminding them that each day is a fresh start for them.
A detailed list on how to be overall successful in and out of the classroom. One of my favorite ideas is being friendly with support staff, especially custodians and office staff. Make them your best friends... you will thank me.