[Note, this post is about starting out with new kids, but note that it also morphed into a very productive discussion about PQA, started by Chris, way down below in some of the comments.]
This short series of blog posts is for teachers who may have brand new kids for the second semester. The focus of the first days of class with new kids is on getting to know the kids and making sure that they all understand the classroom rules (found on the posters page of this site).
No intent is made here to present this as the only way to start a comprehension based class out from the first day. This information addresses teachers who are new to the method only, but parts of it could be incorporated by experienced CI teachers if they have new kids now in January. The information given here is found in my other books , but there is some new detail added here.