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Routines and Procedures

Why I had to Suck all the Fun out of my Classroom

Behavior, CHAMPS, Daily 5, PBIS, Routines and Procedures

Students have a lot of voice and choice in our classroom.  Our classroom offers them flexible seating areas, learning options from which to choose during independent work time, and a plethora of tools readily available to help them orchestrate their work. Like a busy beehive, our classroom isn’t quiet.  It isn’t always neat and tidy, and the day to day activities aren’t mundane.  Students have come to love that they have a say in what our classroom looks like and feels…

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End of Day Cleaning

Routines and Procedures
End of Day Cleaning - Meacham

The end of the day clean up has just gotten A LOT easier!  One day I decided to take pictures of what the room should look like after we clean it.  I printed the pictures, laminated them, and now students can use the cards to get it “just right” for our custodial staff (they sweep/mop at night).  …

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End of Year Cleaning

Routines and Procedures

With the Kiddos:  I’m a firm believer that, “You helped make the mess, so you’ll help clean it up!”  Therefore, my first grades always help clean the room at the end of the year.  It took me many years to figure out that a visual would help make the process (1) easy to understand, (2) easy to know who’s in charge, and (3) easy to see what’s left to do.  Below are a few pages from our SMARTboard file that…

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