This packet is a quick and easy way to fullfill the government's educational requirement for Constitution Day, at the same time being extremely relevant to your class, because of the relationship to classroom management.
Often teachers are so busy teaching, that sometimes they can miss important things that are happening in their students' lives. Putting up a tweet board on a door, wall or bulletin board, helps you stay informed and builds community. A more caring classroom will be created.
Ready! Set! Action! is an interesting and fun way to help your students learn about verbs. This game also acts as a classroom management technique to help students "get the wiggles out". Students enjoy the action of the activity, while you reinforce the grammar concept.
Chalk Talk is a fun back to school packet that includes writing prompts, a treat bag idea, 2 posters, plus a behavior modification game.
I found with teaching little ones, keeping rules simple and then demonstrating them, set the stage for a great year. Hang up this simple rules poster and use it as an easy way to review and remind.
Get organized and make life easier with a book hospital basket. When students are reading a book from your classroom library and discover that it needs some repair work to avoid further damage, have them fill out an Rx form of what's wrong with the book and how you can fix it. They tuck the note on the page that needs repair, so that the end sticks out and then drop the book in the "hospital" basket.
Make a classroom elf of your own, or use this as an individual behavior modification technique and have each child make one. The body is made out of a decorative lunch bag. Children add tally marks for staying focused, completing tasks, behaving etc.
If you're decorating with an owl theme, or just love owls, I think you'll enjoy this classroom management tip. Being "fair" and getting your turn, is extremely important to young children. You may think you know that Kelli had a turn, but let's face it we all can't remember everything. By making these, there will be no arguments. The proof is in the can. Remind students NOT to play with the cans or take the sticks out.