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!
Getting your room ready for the school year can be extremely exciting. What we really need to focus on, though, is functionality. Yes, it's great if our rooms are cute and fun, but it's more important that we be strategic in how we set things up so that w
First, blow some bubbles and, as expected, the kids pop them. Then challenge them to NOT pop the bubbles even if one lands on the tip of their nose. Introduce the concept of self control and launch a discussion about stopping to think before you act.
Kindergarten Classroom - I wanted to share with you how I use Cynthia Rylant’s book The Relatives Came in my classroom to introduce reader’s workshop, gather writing samples, and surprise my class with a week-ending event they talk about all year.