Saturday, October 24, 2015

Trick or Treat Blog Hop

Thanks so much to The Classroom Game Nook for hosting another fun blog hop!  I'm back to share a "trick" with you that I like to use in my classroom, and a few "treats", too!  Continue on the hop to pick up lots of great ideas, freebies, and enter some fun giveaways! 

School is in full swing and I'm really enjoying my class this year!  We are very busy and having lots of fun, and I'm finding that setting up clear expectations, practicing our routines, and using visual clues to manage classroom behavior is really working! Many of my students are in school for the first time, so we spent lots of time in September learning about our classroom rules!  Here's one of my favorite management tricks...I find that with pre-kindergarten students the more simple, the better!

This super simple poster hangs in the front of my classroom, the concept is so easy for my pre-kindergarten students to relate to!  In the beginning of the year, we model how "silent snakes" sound, we use this example when we're walking in the hallway, practicing for a fire drill, or listening on the carpet during a whole group lesson. We are "quiet koalas" for most of the day, during centers, snack, small group work, and our daily message.  "Chattering cheetahs" are saved for outside and gym time.  Super simple, right? These familiar representations have really helped me to control the noise level in the room and set us up for a successful year! 

Here's another little "trick"!  This FREE file also includes smaller versions of the cards, I like to print and laminate them and attach to a lanyard.  I can wear this lanyard during the day for easy access and quick reminders! Hurry, this FREEBIE TREAT is only free through October 31st! 

 Be sure to grab this FREEBIE before Halloween and I hope that you'll join in the fun for a giveaway! I'm so excited for this blog hop that I'm giving away a $10.00 credit to my TpT store!  All you have to do is enter using the Rafflecopter below.  Good luck! 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Now, continue hopping through for more great ideas, freebies, and giveaways!

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