The way it works is that when I need the class to quiet down, I start counting backwards from five: If I get to and there is even one student talking, I get the tally point. If the entire class is quiet, they get the point.
Writing and photography activity. Students choose the best part of them and describe what they love. Great for the beginning of the year to get to know students. Must cultivate an appropriate classroom climate first.
Hang up anchor charts using a hook and ring system so you can keep several in one place at the same time students can remove and use as needed. Put clear packing tape along the top before you punch it and insert the rings.
Who's Who and Who's New: Helping Students Transition Back from Winter Break Sight word fluency & fitness is a great brain break to work on learning words and getting in movement (other skills available)
For the Kid Who Blurts Out Talkin Token behavior intervention: Give a student tokens during a whole class discussion. Each time the student participates (or blurts out) they hand over a token. If they are doing exception