I have taught grades 1, 2, 3, 4 and now some 5 over the past 25 years. Although First Grade which is where my heart lives, I am continuing my adventure with 5th graders who need some extra help, as well as part-time Literacy Coach this year. Wish me luck! I am so glad you stopped by!
Everyone has different philosophies and styles and should DEFINITELY do what works for them in their own classroom! In my classroom, there are no clips, slips, rainbows, or pins. My classroom management style is a little different. So I thought I would share a little of what I do in my classroom here. It ABSOLUTELY works for me! Maybe as you read along in this series of posts you can find a little something to take with you to try out in your classroom.
My classroom management begins the week before school starts when I meet parents and students at registration. While I talk with parents, students are coloring and cutting out the glue bottle above. It is an exact replica of the poster that hangs in my classroom. They take it home with them and put it on their refrigerators at home. I ask parents to review the rules at home with their children each night the first week of school.
You can grab a copy of my rule chart, as an example, by clicking on the picture above.
Come back tomorrow to find out another activity we do at registration to begin classroom management.