use a touch light during small reading groups, when the light is on students cannot approach the teacher or interrupt. When the light is off they can ask questions. Kids love it you can find them at the dollar tree!
"When I'm wearing my princess crown no one can come up and ask me questions. It works wonders and my small group time is uninterrupted. and other ideas. love the princess crown idea! or the Lei idea from the comments.
TheHappyTeacher: Back to School Communication & Elapsed Time FREE. Open a positive line of communication with parents from Day Have parents fill out this simple note at Meet the Teacher night so you can learn about their child before the year even begins.
Parent Teacher Conferences Tips: Have a folder for each student. Put all of the student's forms, data, work samples, & paperwork inside the folder. Give each parent resources to take home so that they can help their child at home. Read more tips on the bl