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Re: Kindie quiet

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Rick (rlarson)
Sat, 25 Sep 1999 13:26:37 -0500

One thing I do to settle the kinders when they come in is start by
saying..."I like the way Johnnie is seated quietly, he's showing me he's
ready to learn" and then they all want to hear their name called so I do a
few more and then I generalize into tables, I like the way ALL of table 2 is
sitting quietly. Sometimes I do it in the middle of class, when they start
to get yacky, it reminds them to stay focused. Hope this helps. It works
for me- of course I figure out quickly who shouldn't sit next to someone
else. Betsy


> Hi gang!
> I humbly come before you to ask for your suggestions on something
> I'm sure has been discussed previously, but I passed over, because it
> was not relevant at the time.
> I have this year been assigned 2 kindie art classes at the end of my
> high school day. Believe me, I have a whole NEW RESPECT especially for
> all my colleagues working in lower elem!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Y'all ought
> to get paid 3x what we do!!!!!!!! (and I know there are some of you out
> there who may not agree, but 'walk a mile'!....).
> Anyway, please share what you may do successfully to quiet these
> excitable little ones down-or get their attention quickly? It's been 24
> years since I've had kindies (my student teaching)-all my time has been
> with MS and HS students-and lord knows, what I use with secondary is
> laughable in this other world! (and do I have stories!!!!)-anyway, it's
> been humbling, as I say-and just let me say, flashing lights isn't
> practical in the configuration of the room-I've tried clapping (which
> kinda works)....So please give me your words of wisdom...And please
> know, I do try to switch what we do so they aren't sitting too long,
> ya just wait for them to grow used to school routines or
> what??? I have tried to meet with the 2 kindie teachers but our
> schedules make this very difficult.
> Used-to-be-a-secondary-only-smug-art-teacher {:-)
> Judy Grochowski