A very common Elementary Behavior Management Plan is the Green, Yellow, and Red Chart: This teacher has done all the work for you and created a wonderfuly cute and useful classroom management using this chart. Here are some examples of her management plan and to get all her downloads please click here:http://whattheteacherwants.blogspot.com/2011/07/whats-bee-havior-buzzzz.html
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Visuals: are a good way for the student to remember what to do in time of frustration. You can also create calm down kits that can be put in the student's desk or in special calming area where the student can open the kit and use the items inside the kit to calm them down.

Our “Wheel of Choices” (below) is designed to give students appropriate options in their struggles with others. Whenever they can, students should try three of these choices before approaching an adult with an issue.
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Establishing Classroom Rules: In The Art and Science of Teaching, Chapter 6 ask the teacher What will you do to establish or maintain Classroom Rules and Procedures? This is an essential part of teaching without this component, teaching and learning can be limited so its important to establish your classroom rules and procedures on the first day of school. Here is a website you can go to get cute rules and procedure posters for your class: www.mrsjumpsclass.blogspot.comexternal image rules+4.png
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A chart detailing how the class environment should be is a great protocal for students to know how to manage their behavior.
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Thinking Chair/Reflection Area

Yesterday after I posted pics of my final classroom tour I had a lot of questions and inquiries about my thinking chair area! In case you missed yesterday's post, here's the photo:

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I responded to questions that I did not have these resources available, that another pre-school teacher had complied them at the end of last year. (All classrooms in our building have some level/form of these questions posted.) Well, out of no where, it dawned on me that she found them on this excellent resource... Boardmaker Share.

If you've never been there or ever even heard of Boardmaker, it's a computer program mostly used in special education rooms with Dynavox boxes, pictures for any form of Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), etc. Boardmaker is an expensive program, but this website allows people to upload various activities, schedules, routines, etc. that they have made to share with others. You can set up a 30 day free trial on Boardmaker Share where you can view, print, and even edit activities you find. (You must download the "print editor" to do any of this. That has a free trial too!)

Because my print editor has expired, I'm not sure if any of these resources print out as large as the one I have in my classroom. (Each sentence is made up of 2 8x11.5 pages) But, I found them in other sizes, and hey, that's a start isn't it!

Clicking the links below should direct you to each one of these activities. If it doesn't, please let me know. Remember, you WILL have to sign up for the free trial to download/print these activities out!

Emotion Wall
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This is the one that I *think* will print large, but I'm not positive!

Small Emotion Wall
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This one could be done on a lap size board for students.

Quiet Spot Sign
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Behavior in Quiet Spot Sign
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