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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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Lesson Plan Revamp

40HTW, Google Drive, Organized Teaching, Planning, Schedule, SMARTboard

I’m revamping the way I do my weekly lesson plans.  In an effort to lessen the amount of time it takes me to lesson plan, I’m utilizing something that I already create for my students to create my new lesson plan format. Previously I had rather fancy-schmancy plans.  For years I’d been creating visual plans  using Microsoft Word, tables, visuals, and a variety of fonts.  The system worked well for me, but it was time consuming.  I even created copy…

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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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