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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

Tips for Children with Feeding Disorders #feedingdisorders Repinned by SOS Inc. Resources

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

Relaxation Exercises for Kids |

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.

too cute!

Preschool Wonders: Classroom Management {and a freebie}!

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

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

very cute and unique attention grabbers

Dragonflies in First: Holy Moly... Guacamole!

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!

Great transition songs and chants!!!

Kindergarten Crayons: Dr. Jean's Transition Song