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Re: Kindergarten Classroom Management
Russell

    I am also a kindergarten teacher. I currently use moving
    individual cards, but this is only because of my "active"
    class last year. The year before I used colored cups that
    coordinated with my table colors. I would give marbles to
    tables doing a great job and take them away from tables
    breaking rules. They loved the loud clunk of the marble
    because as soon as they heard it everyone straightened up to
    see if I was giving marbles or taking them away. I have also
    seen teachers use the star system in a pocket chart. Each
    time a table is doing a great job they get a star. If they
    are not, then they lose one. If a table has no more stars to
    take away, then you add brown buttons/cards (symbolizing
    dirt). The idea is to be a shooting star. The table with the
    most stars gets a prize. I like this because I always ended
    up with a "bad" table that had lost all their marbles and I
    didn't have anything to take away. Therefore, I had no use a
    different system for punishment.