"If you want to be a hero,
Be all ready by the count of zero:
This is to get them finished cleaning up and ready for next
activity. It hustles them. I vary the speed to tasks necessary before
"ready". Usual consequences for "not ready" without good cause.
P.S. Oh, my, what do the High school teachers think of this one!!! :) :)
>sally r watkins wrote:
>> >To: Artsednet Talk Listserve
>> >From: srwatkins.edu (sally r watkins)
>> >Subject: First grade art on a cart
>> >As a graduate student who teaches seven, first grade art classes at the
>> >local elementary school, I am having trouble with classroom management. I
>> >spend thirty minutes with each class, and spend 15 minutes trying to get
>> >everyone to stay seated or stop talking. I also need suggestions for
>> >lessons that work well using a cart and having classes back to back.I'll
>> >take any suggestions.
>I was visiting Cape Cod last year and bought a boat bell. I trained the
>kids to be quiet when they hear it. This year the whole fifth grade is
>trained to mimic a clapped beat when they hear it. It may take 3
>different beats but they all try to get it. It helps that the whole
>school does it.
>One first grade teacher has a frog she wears around her neck that
>clicks. Her children are trained to freeze when it clicks.
>Many teachers count to whatever but the kids have to be trained.