To help your K-2 students understand how much more they can learn when they listen, Ms. Postman suggests having them write a brief scripted story about being quiet, and she offers a sample script of her own.
We live in a busy world, and as a result, many of our students have little quality verbal interaction at home. I created an assignment to help remedy this. We studied a comic strip dealing with the el...
When one of my students has a discipline problem I just go into my file cabinet and take out a previously copied form. There are four questions on the form with enough lines underneath to answer. The ...
|Questions and Answers
On many 3x5 cards I put a problem and an answer, but they do not match. I start the students out by putting a question on the board. Someone has the answer on his/her 3x5 card. They walk up and put th...
Many times teachers will call on a student and ask them a question. To have the whole class thinking about the question, I ask the question first and then call on the student.
This year I started posting my weekly schedules on www.quia.com. It's really easy to do and it allows me to create games to help students master material. I've gotten many positive reviews from parent...
|Quick Math Quizzes
I made up an answer sheet with 4 sections and 5 lines in each section, numbered 1 to 5. I have the children put the page number for that day on the top line for that section, then complete 5 quick com...
|Quiet Before Dismissal
We used to have a noise problem at the end of the day, as anxious students had trouble keeping quite while waiting for dismissal. Our Site Based Council, along with a team of teachers, came up with a ...
I have a great method for calming down a noisy class. My students tend to be very excitable and have difficulty keeping noise levels down. In the morning, I write the word QUIET on the board. If the c...
When my class gets too noisy, I switch off all the classroom lights and fans. Once the children find that the room has suddenly turned dim, they look around them. When they see me at the switch plate ...
My students have a hard time staying quiet so I came up with a point system. Each period is worth 20 points. If a student disobeys the quiet rule, the points are subtracted in increments. First they a...
|Quieting Rambunctious Students
Quieting a rambunctious group can be a challenge, but I've had success in several primary grades with these simple tricks. I teach the children to copycat movement patterns, saying 'do what I do' whil...