Re: Kindergarten Classroom Management
Posted by Chelsea Liebetrau on 1/21/08
I had something similar... I'm an art teacher and when I student taught the
teacher had the word ART on flip cards. If the students were too loud or
misbehaving, they would lose a letter. It's my first year teaching and I didn't like
the negative aspect of the ART letters, so I reversed it. When they are doing an
awesome job they earn a letter. I make a big point about earning a letter and
then we do silent cheers, pats on the back, or kisses for our brains. If they get
all three letters they get to put stickers on a chart and then get to a prize line
where they get a sticker or a junky eraser etc... Maybe they get to pick an apple
from the tree if they are good and hang it by a picture of them in the room. That
way their good behavior is displayed. Then at the end of the week put the
apples in a basket and raffle off 5 minutes of free play the next week... or even
the next day.
I hope this helps and isn't too late...
On 8/20/06, Donna wrote:
> Hey everyone.. Hope your year has started off well... mine
> has started off with back surgery so I am out for 4 weeks
> but can't wait to get back to the classroom.. I was
> wondering if you could give me some ideas on how you use
> classroom management in kindergarten. I have been teaching
> for over 15 years and would like to try something new...
> The other teachers in my school are using the apple tree...
> every child has an apple with their name on it and if they
> break a rule, they remove their apple to basket 1, 2, or 3
> and they get consequences as time out of play. I do not
> want to use this and wondered if any of you could give me a
> fresh and POSITIVE approach to classroom management.. The
> last few years I have strayed away from moving "apples" and
> more on classroom community/positive "discipline", but just
> wondering if you could give me fresh ideas so when I start
> in a couple of weeks, I can be ready to go...thanks in