draw your attention to POSITIVE behavior! As chaos ensues within the classroom (and by chaos I mean anything from "getting a little chatty" to "full on riots"), I look for someone who is doing the right thing. And then... DING! I whack my little bell and the room comes to a screeching halt. Because: a) They know somebody is about to get awarded a tally and (even if they were the one go-go dancing on a desk they still hold a flicker of) hope that it will be their name c...
"As a kinder and 1st project we read the book The Dot. A cute story about a little girl who discovers art through a simple series of dot paintings. The students were able to paint their own dot, or not-a-dot, with watercolors. This was a nice simple opportunity for students to use paints and learn the expectations for using watercolors. Ask them why brushes don't like bad hair days!"
Label your students' take home / homework folders with "Return to School" & "Keep at Home" so there is no confusion about which papers stay home and which papers come back! :) FREE from TheHappyTeacher
Love this idea for Open House or Meet the Teacher: Print on colored cardstock, laminate, place magnet on back, have parents take home. Parents would love to have this on their fridge with the teacher contact information