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Re: Kindie quiet

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Deb Mortl (dmortl)
Mon, 27 Sep 1999 07:12:00 CDT

I used to have everyone sit on the floor in a circle while they do their
artwork. That way, I could keep my eye on everyone and we could all see how
each others' project was progrressing. Also, if they were good and we
finished up early, they knew they could play a game of duck, duck, goose and
we were already in position for it.

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>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

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