Planning for the First 2 Weeks of School in Your Special Education Classroom
The first few weeks in the classroom can be tough. You’re given the room and the caseload, but not much else. There’s grade level curriculum to be adapted, but before you can even start that, you’ve got weeks of assessments and data collection ahead of you. Here are a few ideas to help you survive …
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Free! Give Me Five Behavior Management Poster Vertical
Free! "Give Me Five" Behavior Management Poster This is the portrait/vertical version of the "Give Me Five" Poster. This is a poster based on the Give Me Five Behavior Management system. Students will refer to the poster to self-regulate their behavior. There are five behaviors for them to check.
Hey yall! I'm not sure about you, but we are officially back in the swing of things at school. This is week 3 and we are FINALLY ready to dig into some meaningful learning! Every year, I forget how difficult it is to set those routines and expectations. I wonder just why don't they get it! But then, after 2 full weeks of practicing, practicing, practicing, we were ready to finally start some station/small group work today. And let me tell you....these kids blew me away!!! My teacher heart…
Decorating with Color: 9 Designer Color Palettes
Are you craving a colorful new look but are stumped about where to start? We asked a handful of designers to share the color palettes they're using now to give rooms a refresh. (We've given the paint match for each color so you can use the paint chips to coordinate fabric, furniture, and more.)
Behavior Expectations and Think Sheet
Teaching behavior expectations in kindergarten is important, especially in the first few weeks of school. This often sets the stage for your class for the entire year. For students to fully understand what is expected of them, it is important that teachers address and teach these expectation. I usually spend a lot of time during the first weeks of school teaching student expectations and classroom behaviors. We complete sorts of good choices and bad choices in the classroom and discuss what…
STAR Behavior System
I started the Clip Chart behavior system last year and have absolutely LOVED it! My kids are so motivated by "moving up" their clips! I feel like it has provided many more opportunities for positive reinforcement! I got the original idea from Mrs. Bainbridge's class website last summer. If a student gets on pink, they get to put a jewel on his/her clothespin (as suggested by Mrs. Bainbridge) and they get a "pink note" to take home and show off to their families! To keep track of my students'…
Freebie Incentive Chart
Sorry we've been MIA! Heidi and I spent a fun-filled week in San Francisco and life has been crazy since we returned. I wanted to kick off being back with a freebie! I threw together this little incentive chart for the girl that I nanny for and I thought you might like it too. Download...Read More »
HOW TO IMPROVE CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR USING CLIP CHARTS | Jodi Durgin Education Co.
Teachers are often wondering how to manage classroom behavior and how to handle behavior problems. Like most teachers, I experimented with different behavior management systems. This post will share not only my experiences using clip charts to improve classroom behavior, but how to use it as a positive behavior intervention system (PBIS). Truth be told, …
Mrs. Reagan's First Graders
On our way to Hubbard Park! We found something alive in the steam! Taking a closer look... What could it be? Sandal asks us to guess what animal she has in her hand. What does she have in her hand? I wonder... Time to learn a new game!