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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Managing Behavior

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31 comments:

Busy Bees said...

Love, love, love the Happy Rocks!! Going to have to add that to my "To Do" list!! I also love the Go Away Big Green Monster idea. Too creative!
BusyBees

Kristin said...

Just found your blog and I'm your newest follower! I love the whole mom/daughter thing and I'm jealous!!!!! Your stuff is adorable! I've been spending the last hour (or two) going through all of your stuff. Too cute!
Kristin
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Rachelle said...

This is so fabulous! I can NEVER get enough management ideas!!!!
-Rachelle
whattheteacherwants.blogspot.com

P.S.
THANK YOU FOR ADDING ME ON YOUR SIDEBAR!!! I seriously feel SUPER honored! You two are GREAT!

Kim and Megan said...

@busy bees! Thanks for all the great comments you are leaving! I love to get the feedback to be sure that the things we are posting are the things that are most helpful! Appreciate my "happy rock" from you!

Kim and Megan said...

@Rachel! Are you kidding!?! I am honored that you would ask! I am such a beginner at this whole blogging thing! I'm glad we are putting things that others find useful!

Katie Mense said...

L.O.V.E. all of these!!! So stinkin' cute and so easy to implement!! Thanks so much for sharing!! I'm so excited about your new blog! Love your stuff! I just added you to my blog roll:)
Little Warriors

Andrea said...

Oh my goodness! I am LOVING your blog! It is at the top of my favorites list, along with your class website! Thanks for all of the wonderful ideas! I have a question about the food clipart that you use for managing small groups. What does earning food clipart mean? Do they get happy rocks in the jar or something like that? Just curious!

Kim and Megan said...

Andrea...Yes you can let them put happy rocks in the jar when they fill their basket. I have found that kiddos really just want that verbal praise. So once they have their basket full, we just give them a cheer! They are so proud to stand up in front and the rest of the children to give them a special cheer.

Kim and Megan said...

Andrea...yes they can add happy rocks. I have found that they really love that verbal praise. So when the have their basket full, the get to come up in front of the class and the rest of us give them a special cheer. They love it!

Mrs. Glennon's Beach Buddies said...

Love your magnets! Where do you get them from? Do you purchase them? or do you make them?

Kim and Megan said...

Mrs. Glennon--I found them at hobby lobby. I put the magnet on the back. They have all kinds of wooden cut outs at hobby lobby.I have also seen them at Michaels and Walmart. I just look for ones that match my unit.

Miss J said...

These are all great ideas!! Thanks for sharing!! Where did you get the cute polka dot background and boards you used for this post? I have never seen this done in a post how did you do it? Thanks!!

Miss J

Smiles, Crayons, and Endless Stories

Kim and Megan said...

Miss J-I create the slides in power point, save them as a png and then use windows live writer to post. The backgrounds are scrapbooking paper that I have scanned.

Patricia said...

Kim and Megan, I love your blog and especially love that you share so much "how-to" information! Whether it's a blog post or your helpful answers to commenters' questions (I often have similar questions, so I love to read comments!), you are always so generous with your knowledge. Thanks for teaching us!
Primary Practice

Kim and Megan said...

Paatricia--I guess always a teacher! I love sharing because I get so excited myself! I am going to check out your blog. That has been one of the neat things with starting the blog, I have found so many myself!

Heather's Heart said...

I L-O-V-E the happy rocks! We add helpful hearts when the kiddos notice their friends being kind or helpful. We fill our heart bucket with these after we read the book about being a bucket filler and at the end of the year each child makes a bracelet with the hearts.

I am so glad I found your blog. I would love for you to check out mine!

http://heathersfirstgradeheart.blogspot.com/

Lesly said...

Love all of these ideas! I have a question about what do you have your students do as an early finisher when they are at their tables and have finished their independent work, activity, or what ever? I struggle with this, i want them to work on something independently, quietly, not to disturb the others or myself but yet be productive and applying their knowledge and learning. Please give me some ideas! Also i have a few that struggle keeping their hands to themselves do you have some type of behavior management idea for this that you do?

Kim and Megan said...

Lesly,
My kiddos don't actually do "tables". They do have a group of kids they work with, but it might be on the floor. Anyways, I have 5 groups. Each group has a different have to. Once they finish their have to, they choose from either a literacy center if it is literacy time or a math center if it is math time. These are open ended with several choices. So, they are really never done.
Kids that fidget need something in their hands. Check with your OT teacher (it may be a district person). They should be able to supply you with some things. I am actually going to put some pictures of some things that my daughter in law uses in a post this week.

Lesly said...

thanks Kim for your response. Not just asking for center time, how about in general? What do you have them do at other times besides during stations/centers? When they might have finished their handwriting, journaling, or list making andy you might be working with a student or gathering materials for next activity.

Kim and Megan said...

Lesley, I posted my schedule today so that might help, too. During readers and writers workshop I teach them that "good readers" and "good writers" work the whole time. I teach them what to do when they "think" they are finished. I do have anchor charts on my website with some of that info. Also, we build stamina. So at the beginning of the year they may only be "working" for 5-10 minutes. And ever so slowly we build to 45 minutes! The extra time at the beginning of the year is shifted to more free choice center time and we also rest for 30 minutes the first 6 weeks of school. When we are doing group work, my kids don't have a table or desk spot. We do all that kind of work on the carpet together. They have a lap board. This is the reason for the carpet bags. Whenever we are making lists or any of the other morning type work, we are doing those together. If they get behind while we are writing, I just tell them not to worry about that one. I would rather them be actively helping stretch out the words than just copying from the chart. My kids sit in rows on the carpet. And the front row is for those that might have a hard time keeping up or behaving! Hope this helps some.
kim

Hilary Lewis said...

Great ideas! You can never have too many ideas for managing our little angels!

Hilary
www.rockinteachermaterials.com

Tracy Keyes said...

does anything happen if the interruption people are all taken down ...or does just the thought of getting them all taken down provide enough motivation?

elibeth said...

Thank you. I look forward to utilizing these strategies!

Yasaman Hamidi said...

Thank you! It is really useful :)

Esmer said...

I have the same question Tracy has what happens as you take off the magnetic pieces? Is there a consequence or is it just a visual reminder?

Kim and Megan said...

There is no consequence for taking off the pieces. It is more of a "let's try and keep them all up". If you have one child who is causing you to lose them all, maybe put that child on their own set of pieces on the floor in front of them. Megan did 5 monkeys for a child who continued to have problems. At the end of the day, she worked out a special plan depending on how many monkeys he had left.

Denise said...

So if all the magnets are off and children are still interupting what do you do?

Kim and Megan said...

Denise, At the beginning you may need to give just a "look" as a reminder, but quickly move to just removing the magnet. If you find that one child is causing them to come off, we make them their own set of magnets to keep on the floor in front of them. They catch on rather quickly and we usually only have to remove one or two for them to get the idea. We also start over with all 5 magnets each time we come to the carpet.

Anne said...

...in desperation was looking for something to do about a student who tattles....came to this. Didn't have the materials on hand for Tattle Monster but brought in Mr. Potato Head today instead. Heh heh! IT WORKED. Mr. Potato Head did lose his ears today...but otherwise just great! Funniest thing...He is up on the shelf and watching the students (preK4) consult out loud with him as if he were real IS A HOOT. Benefit to me is that I could still overhear what the problem was in case it really did need to be dealt with....thanks so much :)

Lee Ann said...

Why is it kiddos want to interrupt and be silly in small group? They must feel more comfortable. I work with kinder strugglers, and they always feel the need to talk during my time with them. But in their class, they don't make a peep. I'm excited to try the magnet shapes. Thanks for the idea!

mandy mistler said...

Love all the posts about behavior. I do have a question. What do you do for individual behavior? Like rewards for having a good day??
Heart of Kinder

 
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