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Can We Talk?
Ms. Parson’s students interview each other on the first day of school. Her unique twist on a familiar assignment illustrates a great way to of pairing students together and produces creative decorations for her bulletin board.
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First Name Alphabetical Lines
Kids often whine about cutting in line. To solve this, I have them line up alphabetically by FIRST name. This first person is the line leader all week. The next week, the line leader goes to the end o...
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Get Creative with Lining Up
Ms. Durgin-Clinchard was tired of asking her students to line up by gender, so she found some more creative ways do it. She even takes it a step further by using these groupings to teach about her similarities and differences.
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Line Signs
A technique I have found effective for reducing the amount of time it takes for the class to form a quiet line-up is to hold up signs. I have four face signs on different coloured cardstock: a grinnin...
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Listening Skills Activity
Here's a listening skill activity I use on and off all year. Make sure kids know left from right, top from bottom. They should know mid-point or center too. Give them a blank piece of 8 1/2 11 paper. ...
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Orderly Coming and Going
Our new principal has organized arrival and dismissal time to be safe and orderly by having the students enter through the main entrance only with all non-classroom teachers as hall monitors. Last yea...
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Organizing Lunch Count
I have an attendance chart with pockets. I have cards with my students' names inserted into the pockets and clothespins with the students' names written on one side with their lunch numbers on the oth...
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Re-establishing Routines
When the school year began, our new principal and a committee of teachers came up with procedures for the hallway, lunchroom, bathroom...
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Student Numbers II
I give each of my students a number according to their listing alphabetically. This helps with the following tasks: (1) When papers are put in numerical order I can easily find which is missing and pa...
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The Quiet Game
I use the Quiet Game with my third graders. This not only encourages them to stay in a reasonably straight line, it helps them to remain quiet in the hallways. I select a student to monitor the class....
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