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So, I'm hoping for help. I've been teaching kindergarten for 10 years now and go through this EVERY year... I know it has to be something that I am doing or not doing. My class isn't getting along... they are mean to each other, moan and groan about everything I say, and just do not seem to care. Lining up is miserable, clean up is miserable, they have become noisy, hurtful, and combative. I feel like I "have" them in the beginning of the year and then each year, right around November, things shift. The classroom atmosphere is no longer pleasant. How do I win them over/back? I really do not want to go through the crest of the school year like this AGAIN. Any suggestions?
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Mary - OP Thanks everyone... I appreciate all of the great suggestions. I will def keep them in mind, including reflecting on my consistency. It helps to know that I'm not alone, lol! Thank you again & Happy Holidays! 2 days to go for me.
Dec 17, 2014
Karen M. Hi everyone! I realize that it's been a month since Mary
wrote her response, but I wanted to share a classroom
management technique that I use. Everyone is familiar with
the expression, "Familiarity breeds contempt.", right?
It's no different with 5 year olds! They get over
comfortable being around one or two classmates, al...See More
Jan 20, 2015

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