Monday, September 13, 2010

I Spend Half My Time...

counting down. lol That's a huge part of my classroom management, so I spend lots of time going "by the time I get to one (fill in the blank). Five, four, three, two, one." Well, I'm sick of counting down. So now when I count down if I get to one they lose a minute off recess. They lost 8 minutes today. Perhaps they will do better tomorrow. We shall see.

1 comment:

  1. I taught my kids Ready Position when I taught 2nd grade and it worked wonders to prevent the dreaded countdown. "Ready Position" is anything you want them to do to be ready to listen to you. For us, it is eyes forward, feet on the floor, mouth closed, ears open, hands clasped on desks. It's amazing how I can say "1, 2, 3 Ready Position" and they jump at attention.