New Teachers Luncheon
A colleague and I host a luncheon for new teachers on our first report-to-school day. Our teachers' association supports this by reimbursing the cost. We invite veteran teachers and second year teachers as well. Each new teacher gets a packet of the forms used by our district and a short list of survival hints for the first week. We make the luncheon very friendly and encourage new teachers to ask all questions they have. The veterans and second year teachers offer an idea to get the new teachers off to a good start. Before leaving, we make sure each new teacher has a buddy who will check in with her/him each day of the first week of school.