'The First Week of School' booklet by Ray Myrtle is the basis for the 'Start UP! Your Class Successfully' workshop & video.

Now you can watch the Start UP! Your Class workshop online for 3 months for $1. Here is a sample: Tuesday: Making a Good First Impression

Find out about workshops, videos and other info at www.startupyourclass.ca

The 33pg. First Week of School booklet is revised to match the video. It is free with Ray's complements.
(Sept 2017)

Here are the backline masters you need to use the activities with your own class:

Here is the French version of some blackline masters-contributed by Vincent. (immersion teachers- take one share one!):

Revised math assessments from the Vancouver Island Net (a group of math consultants and teachers from Vancouver Island).
Note: This has not been updated for the new revised curriculum:
If you can't attend the Start UP! Series:
You can use the number skills page in the assessments below. It's a quick assessment of those skills expected at the grade listed: eg. beginning of Grade 4. There is a key at the end, and you can have a student mark them. Keep them on file so you be able to see evidence of progress during the year.

Ann-Marie and I suggest you use the Math Basics. The Math Basics program is available from Trevor Calkins at www.poweroften.ca you can get a CD with each grade. It is a complete program that builds math confidence while reviewing concepts. I used it for about 15-20 min at the start of each math class right after lunch.

Link to the Math Home page for a lot more info on the Math Basics program (from Ann-Marie Hunter).
Link to Planning the Year Page (Yearly Planning etc).

PE Game- Eco Tag: