Last school year, I made drastic changes in my classroom management system. Due to a schoolwide initiative, my behavior “clip chart” system ended, and in turn, school rules were replaced with a language that promoted growth mindset. I was determined to epitomize this with my students and end hearing
Get to know the teacher I LOVE doing this activity with my students during the first day/week of school. It's like the game of "red light/green light" with a little twist of what kids THINK they know about you. You will list out some true and false facts about yourself. Kids will line up at the back of a room/playground etc. If they think it is true they'll step forward. If they think it's false they stay put. If they get it wrong---they go back to the beginning line! First one to you is…
dry erase workbook: this was great! the kids stayed quiet for a long stretch (until they started fighting over markers) and i found I.B. some large letters that he loves tracing. we used washable markers that just wiped off with a damp cloth. we don't use regular dry erase markers in our house anymore because they stain clothes and hands and arms and bellies . . .
Mamas Like Me: Candy Corn Craft - kids get a square for every sound production and try to fill the candy corn!// I did this with my 2.5 year old as a color sorting activity/practice using glue. It went well except for her hungry baby sister crying in the background. ;)