Do your students constantly start getting supplies or transitioning before you've finished giving directions? I use this strategy in my classroom every day and the students LOVE it! If I give directions and say "Go!"...they sit there. They point to the board and say "You forgot to say the Magic Movement Word!" and they won't move until I've said it!
My favorite part of this resource is that it helps foster independence, efficient transitions, and good behavior. I am able to get all of my directions out while I still have my students' full attention, so I know they're not missing anything!
The Magic Movement Word Posters can be used to:
★Teach students to listen to ALL directions before transitioning or beginning an activity
★Allow you to infuse math vocabulary words into daily routines
★Give teacher voices a break!
The poster is designed to be printed and laminated for durability, then displayed in a central place in your classroom. The words can be cut, printed, and laminated, then stored in a bin or folder near the poster. Every morning or once a week (whenever you choose to change the word) simply attach the new word to the poster using velcro dots, magnets, push pins, tape, or any other material you want to use. Then watch your students wait with anticipation during all of your directions!
I begin ALL directions with: "When you hear the Magic Movement Word..." and they know they have to stay frozen until they hear that word, and then they can begin to get materials, transition to the rug, move to the next station, line up, or anything else they are expected to do!
There are multiple designs included in color and black & white to fit your style and how often you want to change the Magic Movement Word!
Magic Movement Word - Classroom Management Poster + First Grade MATH Words includes:
★Magic Movement Word
★Magic Movement Word of the Day
★Magic Movement Word of the Week
★100+ First Grade Math Vocabulary Word Cards
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