A consistent routine is key to managing the classroom. Students know what to expect and feel safe in the environment. I will be posting a daily schedule in my classroom that is able to be seen by all of my students.
Potato head as a whole group behavior incentive. When the class is caught being good or behaving appropriately as a whole, we allow a student to add a Potato Head body part. Potato Head is completely together, we have a celebration.
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