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Re: 5th grade problems..any solutions?

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MarshArt
Fri, 29 Oct 1999 19:42:39 EDT


I have had classes that were hard to control. I noticed that when their
classroom teacher is liberal or easy to manipulate, then my job is harder. I
then need to stand firm on my standards. I am a pretty consistent teacher
when it comes to dicipline and consequences. I have classroom rules that i
stick to like glue. I also have consequences for misbehavior posted and I
frequently remind my students of them when they break one.

One thing that works is that I will ask their teacher to keep the child
"benched" for 10 minutes or so during their recess. I send a note with the
request and the child knows it is from ME. I have also gone so far as to
arrange with their P.E. coach to bench kids on the team for 5 minutes. It is
amazing how they change when it is on THEIR time. The rule is..."You waste
10 minutes in art, I waste 10 minutes of your free time". I have even taken
kids in at lunch to get them to finish a project... However, you really need
a faculty that is willing to work with you.

It isn't a quick fix. It will take several incidents to show them you mean
business.

Marsha in beautiful So. FL (finally!)