First Things First

Lamentations 3:22-23 “It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.”

Teachers often wonder what to do the first week of school. Of course, establishing procedures and routines for the students are essential to the flow of a classroom. Routines also will help homeschoolers stay on task and complete assigned work quickly and efficiently. 

Teachers need procedures too. One procedure that teachers should put into practice is greeting each student every day by looking them in the eye, saying good morning, and either giving them a handshake, high five, or a fist bump.  

These actions will do two things:

  • It incorporates the use of three senses first thing in the morning—auditory, visual, and touch—awakening the student’s senses to his surroundings in the classroom
  • It establishes a positive relationship with the teacher allowing a fresh start each day.   

Our mercy and compassion should be new every morning for each student. Let’s set them up for success each and every day! ‘>  

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