I currently teach one day a week in a First Grade classroom full of delightful, wonderful, clever, funny and interesting children. I do earn my money for the day though! It is taking me a while to build a solid relationship with my class and establish a classroom culture. It will happen though! I have to focus a lot more on classroom management and behaviour, simply because the children do not know me as well as they would if I was there 5 days a week.
I use LOTS of little snappy ways to get their attention and focus, without having to 'use a big voice'. It can get boring using the same techniques all the time, so I am constantly looking for new ideas. I like to have a 'visual' to go with my strategies, and am currently compiling a little pack of them. Here is a simple one. Just say "123, eyes to me", and the kids can chant back "eyes to you, that's what we do"!
You can print this visual and display it in the classroom, or near your main teaching area, to help you remember. Just click on one of these images to download from Google Drive!
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