Awesome list of procedures to teach at the beginning of year

Some great reminders! List of 30 procedures to remember to teach at the start of the year. Good list even for veteran teachers. (You will be the best teacher ever!

The Settle Down Jar: Tell child they need a break and may come back when everything has "settled down."

Calming jar-tell child that they need a break and may come back when everything has settled to the bottom - I think I love this idea. Better than a simple time out for temper tantrums. some days I think that I need a calming jar.

Use paint sticks and velcro to make an activity of putting things in order; could also use for an individual schedule for kids with autism-- very portable!

love this idea!Use paint sticks and velcro to make an activity of putting things in order; could also use for an individual schedule for kids with autism-- very portable! Could be ABC order center

Use paint sticks and velcro to make an activity of putting things in order; could also use for an individual schedule for kids with autism-- very portable!

love this idea!Use paint sticks and velcro to make an activity of putting things in order; could also use for an individual schedule for kids with autism-- very portable! Could be ABC order center

I put a box like this on my desk last year and it was ALWAYS full of notes, stories and drawings from my kids. If they began to tell a story during a lesson I'd say "oh! box!" This way I heard the story AND kept the lesson going. I must try this!!!

allow kids to always leave notes, questions, concerns, art pictures.this will keep their little pictures off the top of my desk! (Might need a box bigger than a shoe box)

will try this again this year

"Practicing good hallway behavior is a routine for many teachers at the beginning of the year. Hang this Hallway Poem by your door and teach your students how to walk in the hall"

tattle telephone, press 1 to "leave a message" and tattle on someone- love it! i had something similar to this when I taught 1st grade, i put a sign up of ears & when the kids wanted to tattle I told them to "go talk to the ears", one time there was a line of them waiting to talk to the ears ;-)

Teaching Besties: Tour Katie's Kindergarten Classroom--LOVE THIS! The kids "leave a message" for the teacher to hear later.

Energizers for the classroom

One minute activities to get the kids' blood pumping and to break up seatwork time. Say "activity time" choose a stick and set the timer.

Teach.Train.Love. put out another awesome brain break video list!  This article gives you access to a total of 60 brain break dance videos that were all put through a kid-safe filter.  Your students will LOVE these!

Back by popular demand, yet another list of brain break clips for classroom use! These videos, in addition to the ones featured in my two previous articles 20 Brain Break Clips: Fight the Fidgeting! and 20 Brain Break Clips: Movin' and Groovin'!

Great idea to have a grab and go anger management box!

An Anger Box is a box filled with various calming items for a child to use when they are feeling angry or emotional in any way. The idea of the Anger Box is not that it’s a punishment, but a way to teach children to work through their emotions in a health

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