Jan 27, 2016
You may have unreasonable expectations from 3-5 yr olds.
They're not being disrespectful - they are being 3-5 yr olds.
Other posters have given you good ideas for getting their
attention. But don't wait until everyone is sitting quietly
before you start class - once you've got most of them, get
started. The others will come to join their classmates as they
don't want to be left out. Clapping your hands in a pattern
will get the kids to join in as you gather them together for
whole group and almost anything can be sung to the Twinkle
Twinkle Little Star song. Find a good book on early childhood
development/education to help you understand teaching this age
group - they are not adults or teens. Also check the
kindergarten board. They have a lot of experience and will be
happy to help you.
On 1/10/16, Joyce wrote:
> I am a kindergarten teacher (children from 3 to 5) who's
> been facing troubles to get them attention. I feel they
> don't give me any respect, since they start chatting as
> soon as I come to the class. Some of them turn back and
> just don't care about the class. I am very disappointed!
> When I taught adults and teens a few years ago it was
> totally different! They loved my classes! Now, with the
> youngers I am considering to give up! Could anyone
> advise me with some tips to make the children pay
> attention and enjoy the classes?