Finishing primary school and starting secondary school can be one of the most significant transitional times in students’ lives. They will arrive at your school on day one with a mixture of excitement, fear, bravado, anguish and uncertainty. One thing’s for sure, they will need as much help and support as you can offer over the first few days and weeks to help them orient themselves to their new environment.
This book provides a wealth of ‘setting up’ and orientation activities that form teachers / tutors can undertake with their new class in the first few weeks of the new school year.
Orientation Activities include topics like:
- Things I’d like you to know about me
- What do form/tutor teachers do?
- What’s this school like?
- Where is everything?
- Who are my teachers?
- What stationery do I need?
- Who’s who in my class?
- Where are my classrooms?
- Where am I supposed to be?
- How do I feel about school?
- What are the rules?
- What about homework?
- Is my uniform OK?
There are 25 activities altogether that cover mapping, discussion, writing, designing and research. All activities are on stand-alone worksheets that can be made up into individual orientation booklets. Activities are supported by teacher notes and include suggestions for use.