Happy Monday! Renee here from Fantastic First Grade Froggies. I am actually in Chicago this week for the Extraordinary Educator's Conference. I can't wait to share all about it! If you are interested in our adventures, hop on over to my Facebook page, where I will post pics throughout the conference.
Well, ready or not the new school year is coming. I wanted to talk a bit about setting up classroom routines and expectations. By starting the year off on the right foot and sticking with your plan, you will be able to manage your class a little better. We spend a lot of time on the carpet in my class, so I start off on day 1 with modeling carpet expectations and active listening. For years I have had four rules/expectations for the carpet and used these signs.
Nothing fancy at all! So this year I have decided to make them a bit more cute. Here are the new ones:
In the beginning, I read the cue cards and have kids model what it looks like. Next, I have kids read them and continue to model. After a while, all I have to do is show the cards and they know what the expectations are. Click the picture below to download the cue cards. I hope you enjoy them.