Spent two days in my classroom so far and felt like I accomplished nothing! But it is coming somewhat together..
My behavior management chart--clothespins with students names on them will be attached---I had clothespins with cars on them (different colors) --but it was WAY too busy/overwhelming to look at...so after the third time of me redoing the board I decided to just use plain pins.
I am using these on my white board with magnetic tape -- next to them will be the topics/lessons that correspond with the subject for the day.
Inside a laminated library pocket on each student's desk will be 5 Popsicle sticks: one red, one green, one yellow, and two blue. The blue will their bathroom sticks. When they have to use the restroom they will raise their stick--if it is an appropriate time they insert their stick into the bathroom jar next to the sign out sheet. This limits the # of times in the bathroom and also adds a neat way to see your "frequent flyers" more concretely. These sticks will have their numbers on them. The progress sticks are somewhat described on the poster...but, they will be used when students are doing independent practice. When I tell students to place a progress sticks in their pencil cubby--I will be able to visualize which students need my assistance faster and without all their little arms going numb. When students monitor their own understanding, you can't go wrong!
These will hang from the ceilings to identify the different table groups. (6 groups of 5 students each)
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