Start off the new school year with these 6 community building activities. This pack includes:
* Classmate Scavenger Hunt (Primary and Intermediate-lined)
* Find a Friend Scavenger Hunt (Primary and Intermediate-lined)
* Materials for "Two Truths and a Lie" activity (Primary and Intermediate-lined)
* Materials for "The Many Pieces of Me" activity- Includes addditional template and idea for curriculum extension that will allow you to use this activity all year long. Available in store for separate purchase.
*Materials for "Where Do You Stand?" Class Values Activity. This is a great way to get your students moving, writing, thinking, and discussing classroom norms, values (responsibility, respect, honesty, and kindness), and expectations in the beginning of the year. (Primary and Intermediate-lined)
*"What If Everyone Did That?" Class Book Activity - This writing activity will make students aware of how each person's actions impact others around them.
* Templates for "I Am, Who Is?" name game
* Instructions for each activity
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I am in my first year as a Kindergarten teacher. Classroom management is tough. You me? I have downloaded several of your making good choices card sets, but as you say, it's not the whole of classroom management. What is the lights system about? How does it work?
Hi Wendy, In my classroom everyone starts on a Green card(Ready to Learn). I just laminated and cut pieces of construction paper. They have the opportunity to move up to Yellow (Super Star). Or, move down. The first time I have to remind a student about following the rules, they change their card to Orange (Think About It!). It is just a warning. The second time, they change their card to red (Teacher's Choice). Here, I choose the consequence that seems most appropriate for the "crime". Usually, it is time in Study Hall, missed recesses, and/or a phone call home. The last color is Blue (Parent Conference). The consequences for this card are pretty obvious, but also include sending students to the Office. Finally, only students remaining on a Green or Yellow card get their behavior card punched/stamped.
There are similar systems with more colors, but 5 is easy to manage for me. I adapted this system from Rick Morris. He has a great website! You can google it.
I hope that my explanation is helpful. Let me know if I can be of further help, and best wishes for a great year.