Kindergarten Classroom Management

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Making your classroom the place you want to be with ideas that encourage positive classroom management but are REAL and don't promise the moon. Kindergarten is a wonderful place to teach!

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Classroom Procedures Book for the End of the Day

Classroom Procedures Book for the End of the Day

When it comes to the beginning of the school year, teaching classroom procedures to kindergarten is extremely important. Here is how I taught going home procedures using a classroom procedures book or rather, a social story. Let me tell you why I chose a social story, show you how I taught procedures to get folders ready and give you a copy to make your own end of the day routine book too. Why a social story? I like to use social stories the first few weeks of school. It's almost like they…

How to Make a Daily Folder Bulletin Board

Teach students how to organize their daily folders in kindergarten using a bulletin board

Classroom Procedures Book for the Bathroom

Classroom procedures play a huge role in a kindergarten teacher's day. Wouldn't you agree? Here is one of my top tips on how to teach kindergarten classroom procedures for using the bathroom in our classroom. My solution to teach how to properly use the restroom in our classroom on the first day of school (and throughout the first week) is to create and use a social-story style procedures book! Why it works The reason for using a social-story style of book to teach this classroom procedure…

Names on magnets - kids use to sign in everyday and pick lunch (Attendance and lunch count all in  one solution!) and also move if go to the nurse or to speech so in an emergency the teacher knows who is out of the room.

How To Make An Everything Board

Here is a project that I saw pinned and brought to life using duct tape. I call it our 'everything board' and it's essentially our check-in and out system. We use it to take attendance, lunch count and I use it to keep track of students leaving the room. Here's how to make one and my personal confession about why I made it with duct tape. {Yes, duct tape} Materials for An Everything Board Grab a giant oil pan - as found in the automotive section of a big box store. Mine was under $12. To…

The Truth About Kindergarten Classroom Management - how to figure it out

The Truth About Kindergarten Classroom Management

I'm not a kindergarten classroom management guru. I don't know all of the latest things that are being taught as the 'in' thing to do. But I do know what works in the kindergarten classroom. And I don't believe that you have to shout, resort to using gimmicks constantly or have a prize reward system that rings bells, signals a strobe light and throws candy like confetti in the air. Okay, maybe I'm being a bit dramatic. But I believe that consistency, expectations and teaching what you expect…

- just for kindergarten

How to Make a Daily Folder Bulletin Board

Teach students how to organize their daily folders in kindergarten using a bulletin board

The Kindergarten Teacher's Guide to a Quick After School Checklist :: KindergartenWorks - smart idea

The Teacher's Guide to a Quick After School Checklist

Developing a routine to get yourself out the classroom door at the end of day can be handy. Here is a routine - or a mental checklist I'd run though - that would help me feel confident walking out the door at a relatively decent time. I never did mind staying until my work was done, but when I got pregnant - my stamina changed and I needed to be more diligent about getting out the door and using my time wisely. I know it won't translate exactly for everyone, but it's what worked for me…

Weekly Specials Schedule - Kindergartenworks - perfect for my classroom

Weekly Specials Schedule Poster

Keeping track of specials and specials' times proves to be tricky for me. To be honest, tracking time just really isn't my thing. Yet, the rest of the world operates by a clock and I do crave the peace and quiet of prep times to recollect my thoughts, dig into a planning session or prep some materials... So needless to say, it's important to me to get them to their specials on time. Or well, gosh-darn-skippy close to it. Since our specials schedule changes every year, I've found it harder to…

How to Collect Papers Easily in Kindergarten - this is super simple - perfect for my classroom

How to Collect Papers Easily in Kindergarten

Collecting papers in kindergarten doesn't have to cause a headache. Here is my simple way that I collect papers in my classroom that really works. The papers. Oh, the papers. Sometimes it seems as if there is a never-ending influx of papers that sometimes makes a teacher feel like this... Can you relate? I really can't stand clutter in the classroom so here's how I collected papers from my students. It's a super simple solution and allowed me to stay on top of of the paper mess. A Teacher…

And while "Outlawing "I'm Done" in Your Classroom!" is a great idea, if you can structure your classroom activities to be more open-ended you can help eliminate the need for hearing this almost all together!

Outlaw "I'm Done" in Your Classroom!

Outlawing the words "I'm done" changed my classroom! Find out how to reform fast finishers and improve the quality of work in your room!

Rainbow Clip Chart Freebie - If you like this classroom management style then this is a great one to use. I like how it focuses on actions, choices and attitudes

Rainbow Clip Chart Freebie +More!

Here is a free rainbow clip chart classroom management system and how it works. Plus - mini personal clip charts and a behavior calendar for documentation.

Tips for Calming the Angry Child PLUS 8 Calming Tools to do ANYWHERE

The 5 tips that WILL help you calm your angry child down.

Tips for staying calm, calming your child, and tools that they can use anywhere.

The dollar tree light probably won't last too long, but I like this idea!

A few good ideas & a FREEBIE

If your anything like me, you're out there searching pinterest, google and the world wide web for tips and tricks to help your classroom be more organized and engaging for your students. I thought I would share a few good ideas that I use in my classroom for small group instruction (guided reading and small group math stations). Liquid chalk + a dollar store closet push light = a quick way to let my kiddos know not to disturb us while we are working in our small group. My kiddos are totally…

Great idea for school. Use a strong hair tie on a soap dispenser to eliminate using too much hand sanitizer!

Great idea for school. Use a strong hair tie on a soap dispenser to eliminate using too much hand sanitizer!

How to Rock Your Kindergarten Classroom Management Plan - use think cards

How to Rock Your Kindergarten Classroom Management Plan

Think through a solid plan for classroom management for kindergarten. Here's what makes a good classroom management plan, how to plan rewards and consequences and I'll share my own classroom management plan with you. Let's start out by identifying what makes a good classroom management kindergarten plan. That way you can rock your own! What makes a good classroom management plan? What makes a good kindergarten classroom management plan? In my opinion, classroom management for kindergarten…

The Truth About Kindergarten Classroom Management - how to figure it out

The Truth About Kindergarten Classroom Management

I'm not a kindergarten classroom management guru. I don't know all of the latest things that are being taught as the 'in' thing to do. But I do know what works in the kindergarten classroom. And I don't believe that you have to shout, resort to using gimmicks constantly or have a prize reward system that rings bells, signals a strobe light and throws candy like confetti in the air. Okay, maybe I'm being a bit dramatic. But I believe that consistency, expectations and teaching what you expect…