Every teacher could use a few more classroom management tricks when working with younger students. These activities are helpful to encourage responsibility in fun and creative ways. Try some of these in your classroom today.
1. No More Nameless Papers In Your Classroom.
Kimberly Kasinecz takes a small bucket of highlighters by her turn-in trays along with a checklist. It makes it easy to find the owners of no-name papers.
2. End classroom train wrecks and wrestling matches when lining up
Line up students by eye color, hair color, the vowels in their names, type of shoes or clothes they were wearing, and others. Karen Cox gives you all the details at her site, PreKinders.com.
3. Manage frequently-asked questions in your class with this question board
Manage frequently-asked questions with this Question Board idea… clever. This item is designed to help students become
more independent classroom workers. Students are encouraged to check the “question board” before approaching the teacher.Get this downloadable product free at Teachers Pay Teachers.
4. Encourage Class Discussion With M&M’s
DIY Mom & Blogger Candice has a great activity for your students. They reach and grab an M and M. Then answer a question based on whichever color they grabbed This activity is great to do in rotating groups so that students get talking to all of the kids in the class.
5. Give Your Classroom Some S.W.A.G
Angela Watson, a National Board Certified Teacher decided to get creative with language and made up an acrostic poem for the word S.W.A.G., related to expected classroom behaviors: S-means sit up straight. W-watch the speaker. A-means ask and answer questions. G-means give claps of encouragement.
These classroom tricks and tips will make your little learners feel more organized. Having a fun management style in the classroom makes it easier for your students to learn and retain the lessons you are giving them. Using games is known to improve participation and positive behavior.