Are you having trouble getting your students to work together? Back in the day, we had kindergarten classrooms that were mainly focused around play. And while today that might be looked at as a bad thing, it was the what we needed. This is where we learned to work together. With less and less time to figure this social skill out on their own, teachers are having to find time to make it work within their lessons. Here are some tips to help you and your students be successful with working together. Squeeze a mini lesson into your day WHAT!? Squeeze something ELSE into our day? I know that seems daunting but hear me out... We all know that … [Read more...] about Getting Students to Work Together
Be Prepared for Back To School!
Back to School time is daunting. You need to get your classroom together, attend professional development, meet with your team.... basically the list could go on and on. So while you are in charge of all of those shenanigans, I have got you covered when it comes to organization and prep for the first couple of weeks - and better than that, it is all FREE!Say whaaat?! Stay on track with parent communication from the start Newsletters and Calendars make parent communication easy. With editable features, you can easily plug in your information, print, and go! Organize yourself with behavior documentation If I had to pick my all time … [Read more...] about Be Prepared for Back To School!
Making Positive Changes NOW.
When the Parkland tragedy happened, we all watched something major happen. More students and teachers than ever before came together to demand change. The most prominent demand was change in laws. While this was insanely inspiring to me, I also felt frustration. Frustration that laws take time.... sometimes they take a lot of time. All I kept thinking about is WHAT CAN WE DO NOW?! Get administration involved We need to get administration on board with stronger support with behavior and emotional issues within our classroom. How many of you have had a student in your classroom that just isn't responding to any of the methods or resources that you … [Read more...] about Making Positive Changes NOW.
After Lunch and Recess Routines
Happy Classroom Management Monday everyone! Today we are talking about our after lunch and recess routines! Do you have a set thing you do? I am going to make this short and sweet and tell you about my routines and why they reset us all and prepared us for the rest of the day. After Lunch and Recess Routines While you would think lunch and recess would wear kiddos out, it usually does just the opposite. They're wound up and want to keep playing. Can you blame them? The fact of the matter for us was that we needed to get back to our day and the wildness that recess and lunch brought, kind of eliminated our productivity. I knew we needed a change. I … [Read more...] about After Lunch and Recess Routines
Classroom Management Must Haves from Amazon
I have such a fun post lined up this week. I often get questions on what teachers should buy for their classroom so today I created a list of some of my TOP Classroom Management Must Haves and all of them are from Amazon! Because it doesn't get much easier than buying from Amazon! This post contains affiliate links. Thank you so much for supporting my website! Anchor Chart Tablets and Markers Anchor Charts has always been one of my favorite learning tools. They were fun to create with the class and always were a great reference point in whatever we were learning! Large Tablet paper, especially the sticky kind, is the perfect tool to build … [Read more...] about Classroom Management Must Haves from Amazon
Why I DON’T Do Reward Systems
It is Classroom Management Monday and I am here with a pretty short and sweet post BUT it may be a hot topic for some: Let's talk reward systems. What Are Reward Systems? It's easy, students are rewarded for doing what is expected of them. I have seen schools that all have different ways of using rewards, here are just a few: Rewards for positive behavior Rewards for being on A or AB honoroll Rewards for perfect attendance Rewards for showing up to school on time Why I DON'T Do Reward Systems and why you shouldn't either The things mentioned are basically things we should be doing. We are doing a disservice to our students by saying … [Read more...] about Why I DON’T Do Reward Systems