Monday, July 22, 2013

Classroom Routines

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.

Thanks for stopping by and make it a great Monday!


  1. Thank you so much for sharing these! I will definitely be using them...some of my 3rd graders always have trouble keeping their hands to themselves on the carpet. Hoping the visual will help!

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  2. These are perfect visuals for the beginning of the year! Thanks for sharing!

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