Surviving Your First Week of School

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I have gotten a ton of emails lately about the first week of school. I can almost hear the nervousness through carefully worded questions. Let’s just admit it – it’s scary. Actually – it’s super freaken scary. Vaguely terrifying actually. First year teacher or not – those start of the year jitters never really go away. So let’s talk about how to not only get through the first week of school but make it worth it. Let’s go beyond just getting through it. Let the first week set you up for a successful year. The first week will lay the foundation for a great year. Trust me – it’s much harder to come back from a weak and shakey first week. So put on your big girl pants. Buy some ice cream and wine just in case it goes badly and you need a drown-your-sorrows dinner. Gather up all your energy, ideas, plans, and binders. And most importantly – don’t forget your coffee.


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It’s go time people. This is not a drill. Back to school season is here!


  1. Absolutely loving your blog and Tpt store. Your surviving first week of school tips are very helpful. Thank you so much!!

  2. Thanks for that. Even though I’ve been doing this for 10 yrs, I always worry about the first week. This year I have 3 new students, a new principal, and only 1 assistant (had 3 for the past few years). So this year will be more challenging than most. I do most, if not all, of the things on your list, but it’s still nice to see it in print, AND to know that I’m not the only feeling the jitters. Back to school dream (nightmares) started 2 weeks ago, like clockwork. ?

  3. You are so very welcome. Thanks for reading 🙂

  4. Haha. Those nightmares are the worst! Hang in there and hope it goes well!


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