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Use green, yellow, and red colored cups for group work. When a table gets too loud, change the cup to yellow. If the table continues to be too loud, the cup gets changed to red; this means a loss of group time. Students now have to do their work independently and silently.

Classroom Management: You’ll need a red, green, and yellow cup for this activity. Stack the red, yellow, and green cups in that order and place them in the middle of a table where students sit. If the group gets loud, remove the green cup and the yellow will be a warning to calm down. If the noise continues remove the yellow cup and they must stop all talking. Could be used in the caf too!

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Keep Students Busy With Cups

Keep Students Busy With Cups!

Students find their new group by finding the puzzle pieces that fit together. (You could use this idea on the first day of school as well as throughout the year... anytime you're changing teams.)

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How To Manage Students Who Are Demanding Your Attention

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Classroom DIY: Whiteboard Tables. Great guide on converting your wood tables into amazing whiteboard tables.

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How to get students to follow directions the first time

Tips to help students follow directions so you don't have to repeat yourself a million times!

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Cooperative Learning Management Strategy

Management strategy... Totally trying this idea this year. Each table has a red, yellow and green cup. Switch the cup to yellow if the group is being too loud...

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15 creative & respectful ways to quiet a class

Love this. Easy, quick, respective reminders we tend to forget when it gets a little crazy :-) in the early childhood classroom. Check out this post, make yourself an anchor chart with them, and tape to an easel as a reminder. 15 creative respectful ways to quiet a class - The Cornerstone