I hold back the slow kids and reteach this small group on the rug.
I don't let them go to the sink in the back room, I don't have time to
monitor and let them all go back there. I distribute baby wipes or soapy, wet
paper towels to them at their table. They can't get up, if they do, they
leave their mess, and I have to get them back.
The classroom teacher has stations, they move about freely. This works if you
are the Kdg classroom teacher. I can't do more than one project at one time,
I have Early Childhood thru 7th grade and 6 classes a day on a cart.
I found they love to show their art but not listen to each other. What do I
do about this? I have one idea, I need more. This was successful.
I tried a puppet show with their puppets they made. I called the green table
puppets to go behind the puppet stage. I asked the question about an element
on Patti's puppet. The audience on the rug held up their puppets to answer,
then Patti called on a puppet to answer. After all green table puppets had a
turn, then I called the yellow table puppets, etc.
How many classes of kdg do you have? Do you have a classroom?
Sue in Cicero, IL, schools