Saturday, October 18, 2014

Role Model of the Day Freebie


We are always working on improving ourselves in Kindergarten. Here is how we are achieving this goal.

We have a behavior card system in class - everyone starts on green each day, yellow for a warning, orange for a time out (one minute at recess) and pink for a visit to the office.

In order to be the Role Model you have to keep your card on green the day before, by following our three rules:

#1 - Be Respectful           #2 - Be Kind               #3 - Be Safe

Having those 3 simple rules has really improved our classroom behavior. Anytime anyone is off task, I remind them of the rule they are breaking and they are up to switch their cards.

Card changes are never permanent either, if you completely turn your behavior around it goes right back to green!

A few weeks into the school year we started having a Role Model of the Day! I waited until we had our behavior system in check to implement this new daily routine.


This sign hangs right above the behavior card chart. Everyday during morning meeting, I write a new name up there. It is laminated to make it easy to change up each day.

I alternate by girl and boy to keep it fair. After I name the Role Model, the class raises their hands and shares out why they think that person was chosen.  And of course, we applaud our role model! 

It is wonderful to see how each student lights up, not only when they are chosen, but once they hear what their peers have to say about them! 

If you would like to use this sign in your classroom, just click here, or click the picture above for this freebie!

How do you manage behavior in your classroom? Let me know in the comments below!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Counting Song Craze


We are in a counting craze in our Kindergarten class lately! Here are our top five favorite counting songs:

# 5  Numbers in the Teens (They Start with a 1)



# 4  Number Words Rap!



# 3  Count to 20!!!!



# 2  I Can Count to 100



# 1 Counting Super Hero



They are really helping to improve my students ability to count, and recognize numbers! The only downside is that I walk around singing them all day everyday!

The upside is that my kids walk around singing them all day too, especially #1. They are all obsessed with the counting super hero!

What songs are your students smitten with? Let me know in the comments below!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Sight Word of the Day Winners and Dismissal Freebie

Since I am starting at a new school with a different format for dismissal, I wanted to be organized and ready on day one!

I made a quick checklist for names and how each student is getting home. I included clipart, since I am always rushing around! This visual will make it easier to see exactly who is going where and how!

This will keep things a lot more organized when I have substitutes as well. I uploaded this free file to my google drive.

If you would like a copy you can click the pic above or the link here: http://bit.ly/1BUMCjv

Congratulations to Cherie, winner of the Sight Word of the Day Pre-Primer set and Doreen winner of the Sight Word of the Day Primer set! I emailed both of you ladies this morning!
 
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