> 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,
>etc....do 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.
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