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A nice list of Circle Time Questions - pose one question per day to your students.

Question of the Day Form

Play-doh filled stress ball balloons with emotions drawn with a Sharpie. Good calm-down strategy.

Pre-school Play: Stress Ball Balloons

Complete Body, Mind, and Spirit Workout to help kids relax and deal with anger management issues! Graphics from www.mycutegraphic...

Relaxation Exercises for Kids |

Classroom management on the very first day of school

Classroom management on the first day of school

The Engine Self-Regulation Scale | Chester County Kids

Classroom Routines active listening card freebie

Teaching Blog Round Up: Classroom Routines

I take pictures of my students demonstrating each of our meeting expectations. They use our signals in each of the pictures. This is posted next to our meeting area.

I use this poem in my room! We sing it to the tune of Gilligan's Island's "Three Hour Tour" and repeat the final line in a whisper :-) The kiddos love it!


behavior management tool. Instead of putting stickers on their hands, Kids collect their stickers in a book and then "cash" in their stickers for rewards

An Apple For The Teacher: Stickers - An Economy In Our Classroom

Floor Chant

Classroom Freebies Too: A Transition Chant Freebie!

Love this anchor chart: being a good listener

First Grade Garden: Some Randomness!

Worry Stones - Step by Step directions to make your own with students! Creative Elementary School Counselor

Nikki Sabiston's Blog Article, "Why I Will Never Use a Behavior Chart Again" & "Take a Break" Space idea (from Teaching in Progress)

Teaching in Progress: Why I Will Never Use a Behavior Chart Again

When the melt down is starting, the have student pick a calm down activity. // Love this visual!

quiet critters-when you decide it is important for students to be quiet pass out quiet critters- take them away from students who talk. At the end of the activity anyone who still has a quiet critter gets a prize, point, whatever you use.

Teaching Chick: Monday Made It #3!