*FREE* Quick and easy notes to staple to unfinished work. Each note has a quick checklist, so that the teacher may note why the student has unfinished work. A blank has been provided for additional reasons/notes. #TpT
Quiet Critters want to sit on your desk, see what you're doing, and get smarter. (Could remove them from the chatty students; those who still have their "critter" at the end of the "quiet" time could turn it in for a small reward.) Can't find it on the blog, but it's not needed with the explanation above.
Sheet for when kids come in after play stressed about 'issues' that have happened outside. Good to keep as a record, for giving some 'cool down' time, getting all sides of the story and also allows teaching to continue uninterrupted, 'til you're ready to deal with it
The beginning of the school year is a hectic time! But it is important to teach active listening skills to your students. The time taken to model and teach these listening skills will be rewarded with students who understand and can demonstrate active listening. It will make your teaching easier, and ensure more effective learning as well!
positive reinforcement (no treasure box!) I do something like this in my classroom and it is AMAZING how motivated the kids are to earn the "coupons" from "Mrs. Fuller's Coupon Box." Top pick by 2nd graders, "lunch with the teacher." Just a warning, if you don't want to eat lunch with your students a couple times a week, don't give that as an option! haha.
Give each kid three sticks. Each time a kid talks out of turn, take a stick away. Lose all three and talk out of turn again, get a red stick. Each red stick = lose 5 mins of recess (or whatever consequence you choose). Hmm.... Something to consider.