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  • Four keys to room arrangement.
  • Placement good, needs more color.
  • Left picture: Facts about snow, very interesting to students. Could be used to aid in science and determining facts and opinions. Right picture: Promotes reading!!
  • Made by Joanne Hauser and I at Grey’s Creek Elementary School.
  • Make use of space!!!!!!!!
  • Top picture: Showcases students work. Bottom picture: Great way to allow students to interact.
  • Learning is a journey!!! Not only a journey with many types of information, but a journey through self accomplishment!
  • Of course many more to choose from could be added!!
  • Treasure box/fun Fridays-Given on Friday to those who have green all week and have completed assignments. Whole class reward-When jar is full a reward is discussed.
  • Classroom management plan

    1. 1. Classroom Management Plan Kelly Morton Fayetteville State University Mr. Donald Dixon ELEM 451
    2. 2. Contents <ul><li>Classroom Preparation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Seating arrangements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Establishing an inviting class climate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bulletin boards </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Discipline Plan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rules </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consequences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rewards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Documentation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Communication Plan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Written and verbal communication to parents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Written and verbal communication to students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Written and verbal communication to administration </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Samples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get acquainted activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time Fillers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parent newsletter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Substitute folder </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Classroom Preparation
    4. 4. Seating Arrangements <ul><li>Keep high traffic areas free of clutter. This includes but is not limited to: group work areas, pencil sharpener, trash cans, water fountains, all desks, bookshelves, computer stations, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Be sure students can be seen easily by the teacher. The teacher should have a clear line of sight to all students at all times in all locations. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep frequently used teaching materials and students supplies readily accessible; this avoids slow down during lessons. </li></ul><ul><li>Be sure that all students can see whole class presentations including boards and any instructional materials used. </li></ul>
    5. 8. Establishing an Inviting Class Climate <ul><li>Greet students at the door with a smile! </li></ul><ul><li>Have a neat, clutter free room. </li></ul><ul><li>Display students work. </li></ul><ul><li>Bulletin boards (colorful). </li></ul><ul><li>Be positive! </li></ul><ul><li>Give praise. </li></ul><ul><li>Know things about your students. </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate your expectations clearly. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not use sarcasm. </li></ul><ul><li>Find ways to celebrate. </li></ul><ul><li>Make learning fun! </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on student strengths. </li></ul>
    6. 9. Bulletin Boards
    7. 15. Discipline Plan
    8. 16. <ul><li>It is best to have four to six (4-6) rules for the classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>Each year the needs of your class may be different, therefore the rules may be different. </li></ul><ul><li>The following are many rules that can be used depending on the needs of your classroom. </li></ul>
    9. 17. <ul><li>Be prompt and prepared. </li></ul><ul><li>Be polite and respectful to everyone. </li></ul><ul><li>Listen quietly while others are speaking. </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to all directions given. </li></ul><ul><li>Do your best work. </li></ul><ul><li>Raise your hand to speak. </li></ul><ul><li>Obey all school rules. </li></ul><ul><li>Be cautious and safe. </li></ul><ul><li>No running inside. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow all directions given by the teacher. </li></ul>
    10. 18. Consequences <ul><li>1st – Verbal warning </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd – Move clip to yellow, warning </li></ul><ul><li>3 rd – Move clip to red, call parent/guardian </li></ul><ul><li>4 th – Move clip to blue </li></ul><ul><li>5 th – Note home, and personal action plan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In extreme cases the child will be sent to see the principal or guidance counselor. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Also, if students are frequently having the same problem (i.e. yellow everyday for the same reason/s/) they may be asked to complete a personal action plan. </li></ul></ul>
    11. 19. <ul><li>Colors should be noted daily in agenda. </li></ul><ul><li>The teacher and parents signature should be noted. </li></ul>
    12. 21. <ul><li>Not daily, rather weekly! </li></ul><ul><li>Sign in agenda how many times the apple moved each day and why. </li></ul>
    13. 22. <ul><li>My Personal Action Plan </li></ul><ul><li>I, ______________ broke the following rule: _____________ </li></ul><ul><li>________________________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>________________________________________________. </li></ul><ul><li>This rule affects my learning and the learning of my classmates by: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________. </li></ul><ul><li>In the future I can avoid breaking this rule by: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________. </li></ul><ul><li>I will try my very best to not break this rule again! </li></ul><ul><li>___yes ___no </li></ul><ul><li>I understand that if I do not obey the rule additional consequences will occur! </li></ul><ul><li>___yes ___no </li></ul><ul><li>Student signature:______________ Teacher signature:_________ </li></ul><ul><li>Parent signature:_______________________ Date:___________ </li></ul>
    14. 23. Rewards <ul><li>Praise From teacher to students and from students to students. </li></ul><ul><li>Notes or calls home </li></ul><ul><li>Treasure box </li></ul><ul><li>Fun Fridays </li></ul><ul><li>The joy of learning </li></ul><ul><li>Random perks such as stickers, certificates, ribbons, homework passes etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Whole class reward – given when marble jar is full. A marble is added when the class is “caught being good”. </li></ul>
    15. 24. Documentation <ul><li>Students color/apple movement is noted in agenda daily. </li></ul><ul><li>Any notes sent home and personal action plans filled out would be copied and attached to the teacher record page for the student. </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher records information in a personal file such as the following: </li></ul>
    16. 25. Name:________________________ Date/Color Reason (behavior) Actions Taken (apple movement) Verbal warning -1 row + warning -1 row Talking during lessons and not completing assignments. Apple tree example: Thursday 11/18 -2 rows Verbal warning Moved clip to yellow, warning Moved clip to red and called parents Refused to attempt assignments, excessive talking, not following directions, disrupting others. Friday 11/19 Praise Sticker No problems today; Great behavior! Wednesday 11/17 Verbal warning Moved clip to yellow, warning Had trouble completing assignments due to talking. Tuesday 11/16 Praise Great job today! Monday 11/15
    17. 26. Communication Plan
    18. 27. Written and Verbal Communication to Parents <ul><li>Random notes and calls home (positive and negative). </li></ul><ul><li>Email to parents who have it available. </li></ul><ul><li>Parent-teacher conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Color noted and signed with behavior in agenda daily. </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you notes/calls for what parents do for the class. </li></ul><ul><li>Action plans sent home </li></ul>
    19. 28. <ul><li>November 11, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Dear Parent/guardian, </li></ul><ul><li>After Thanksgiving break we will be completing a science experiment. This experiment is designed to help your child distinguish between solids, liquids, and gases. </li></ul><ul><li>In order to complete this experiment we need certain materials, most of which I will provide. However, I am asking for you to send empty plastic bottles. The bottles can be any size but please make sure they are plastic. I am hoping to receive at least forty-four bottles; two for each student. I will notify you when I have received enough bottles for our science experiment. </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you in advance, and thank you for your continued help and support to make your child’s learning productive. </li></ul><ul><li>If you have any questions regarding this or anything else please do not hesitate to give me a call at 910-555-5555. </li></ul><ul><li>Sincerely, </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> Ms. Morton </li></ul><ul><li>November 22, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Dear Parent/guardian, </li></ul><ul><li>I just wanted to drop you a short note to let you know that I have received enough bottles to do our science experiment. </li></ul><ul><li>The students are very excited to see what the bottles are going to be used for. I am sure that each and every student will have fun performing the experiment and learn from it. </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you so much for your help and support in making your child’s learning a success. </li></ul><ul><li>As always do not hesitate to call me with any questions or concerns at 910-555-5555. </li></ul><ul><li>Sincerely, </li></ul><ul><li> Ms. Morton </li></ul>Sample Letters to Parents
    20. 29. Written and Verbal Communication to Students <ul><li>Written rules, consequences, and rewards </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion of rules, consequences, and rewards </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher student conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Notes of praise and/or encouragement on assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Verbal praise and/or encouragement </li></ul><ul><li>Personal action plans </li></ul><ul><li>Morning meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Letters for various occasions such as: the beginning of the year, the end of the year, testing encouragement, holidays, etc. </li></ul>
    21. 30. Sample Letters to Students <ul><li>November 22, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Dear _________, </li></ul><ul><li>Tomorrow starts your holiday vacation. I hope you have fun and be safe over our break. </li></ul><ul><li>During your vacation I would like for you to find a little bit of time to study your multiplication facts. This will help you with what we will be learning after the break because it involves multiplication. </li></ul><ul><li>Again be safe and have fun over our break!! </li></ul><ul><li>Sincerely, </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> Ms. Morton </li></ul><ul><li>May 18, 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Dear ________, </li></ul><ul><li>Our End of Grade testing is getting near. You have been working very hard and I would like you to continue to do so. I am so proud of your hard work!! </li></ul><ul><li>Please do not be worried about the test, just make sure that you try your best!! </li></ul><ul><li>Sincerely, </li></ul><ul><li> Ms. Morton </li></ul>
    22. 31. Written and Verbal Communication to the Administration <ul><li>Email </li></ul><ul><li>Phone calls </li></ul><ul><li>Written letters </li></ul><ul><li>Scheduled conference </li></ul><ul><li>Skype!! </li></ul>
    23. 32. Sample Letter to the Administration <ul><ul><li>June 10, 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dear Ms. Jones, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Next school year in September I would like my 2 nd grade class to participate in a field trip. The best part of this is that we do not have to travel anywhere, the field trip will come to us. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The field trip is delivered by qualified professionals from High Touch-High Tech. This is a 90 minute science field trip in which students will participate in hands on activities that support the NCSCOS along with the students learning. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If the field trip is approved the cost is $7.00 per student during September. To get this cost registration must occur early to ensure a spot. If it is after September it will cost $8.50 per student. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The field trip I would like my students to participate in is described by the web-site as follows: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> What's the Matter© Find out what really &quot;Matters&quot;! Have FUN as we explore solids, liquids, gases and even touch plasma. Discover the amazing changes in properties as you make ice cream, go ice fishing and experience an awesome eruption! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If you have any questions or would like more information please feel free to contact me at 910-555-5555 or by email. You can also visit the website of High Touch-High Tech at . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sincerely, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Ms. Morton </li></ul></ul>
    24. 33. Procedures <ul><li>Entering the room: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unpack your book bag and place it in the closet. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Put your materials for the day in your desk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Put homework in the basket </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharpen pencils </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write today’s homework in your agenda </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Start morning work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Read when finished </li></ul></ul>
    25. 34. <ul><li>To gain students’ attention: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Hocus pocus, everybody focus!” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher – “hand’s on top” (hands on top of head) Students – “everybody stop” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blow of a whistle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher – “1, 2, 3, eyes on me!” Students – “1, 2, eyes on you!” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Give me five: eyes on the speaker, lips closed, ears listening, sit up straight, hands/feet quiet. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clapping patterns </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ NC State Wolfpack sign” – Ears listening and mouths closed </li></ul></ul>
    26. 35. <ul><li>Walking in a line: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Line up according to your number, or when each group is called because they are ready. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Before we leave the room recite the following poem: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>My hands are hanging by my side, </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I’m standing straight and tall. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>My eyes are looking straight ahead, </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>I’m ready for the hall! </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Should see 1, 2, 3: lips zipped, facing forward, hands folded behind you. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compliments can earn a marble to help achieve a class reward. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ducks and bubbles: Hands folded outward behind you (prevents touching), bubble faces (prevent talking). </li></ul></ul>
    27. 36. <ul><li>Water fountain: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One line (using line procedure) at each fountain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The student behind the one getting water should quietly and politely say, “one, two, three, that’s enough for me”. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pencil Sharpening: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>There will be a handheld sharpener in the basket at each group. Students are to use this sharpener during the day. </li></ul></ul>
    28. 37. <ul><li>What to do when you are done: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Read </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take an AR test </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finish an assignment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take care of your class job </li></ul></ul><ul><li>What to do while your work is being passed out: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sing the following song: You are passing out our work, out our work, out our work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>you are passing out our work nice and quietly. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Please put your name on it, name on it, name on it, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Please put your name on it, nice and quietly. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Class jobs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Include but not limited to: line leader, door holder, table washer, sweeper, class pet feeder, materials getter, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The jobs will be done in rotation according to the teacher created list. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Turning in assignments: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>There are two baskets, one for homework and one for classwork. Homework should be turned in according to the morning procedure and classwork should be turned in as completed. </li></ul></ul>
    29. 38. <ul><li>Cleaning up: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>While cleaning up sing the following song to the tune of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twinkle, twinkle little star, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>time to clean up where you are. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Put your work back in it’s place, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>with a smile on your face. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twinkle, twinkle little star, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>time to clean up where you are. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Whole class discussions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The talking stick – whoever has possession of the stick will be the talker, everyone else should listen until their turn. </li></ul></ul>
    30. 39. <ul><li>Restrooms: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask permission! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Permission will not be given during whole class instruction. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>After lunch and recess we will go as a class. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dismissal: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quietly gather materials needed from your desk and cubbies. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quietly bring your agenda to be signed by the teacher. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quietly get your book bag and pack it. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quietly place chairs up. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quietly wait until you are called to line up. </li></ul></ul>
    31. 40. Getting Acquainted Activities <ul><li>People Poems </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Have each child use the letters in his or her name to create an acrostic poem. For example, Bill could write </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Big Intelligent Laughing Loving. </li></ul><ul><li>Tell students they must include words that tell something about themselves -- for example, something they like to do or a personality or physical trait. Invite students to share their poems with the class. </li></ul><ul><li>Pop Quiz </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ahead of time, write a series of getting-to-know-you questions on slips of paper -- one question to a slip. You can repeat some of the questions. Then fold up the slips, and tuck each slip inside a different balloon. Blow up the balloons. Give each student a balloon, and let students take turns popping their balloons and answering the questions inside. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fact or Fib? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Have students write 5 statements about themselves. Four should be true and one should be a Fib. Pair the students and as they try to figure out the fib they will get to know each other from the facts. </li></ul></ul>
    32. 41. <ul><li>Me Bag </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Place a white paper bag on each desk on the morning of the first day. The bags should contain pencils, name tags, and other items students will need to help get the class organized. Also include a letter introducing yourself, telling of hobbies, etc. The students then empty their bags and decorate the Me Bags with pictures from magazines or drawings that represent themselves. You should already have completed a sample Me Bag with pictures and drawings representing yourself. Students love to hear about their teacher! Then students share their Me Bags to help class members get to know one another. That afternoon, the students take their decorated Me Bags home and put inside any special or important objects. You might share a few items from your bag as examples. The students keep their objects secret until the next morning when they share with the class. They're very excited to tell about the special things they placed in their bags and why they are special! From this bag can stem some neat writing assignments or coloring activities, depending on kids' ages. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sticker Partners! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Each student is given a sticker to put on his or her hand upon entering the classroom, but students aren't told what the sticker is for until the time is right! Be sure there is a partner (matching sticker) for every student. Ask students to find their partners and interview them (name, grade, hobbies, etc.). Each interviewer is responsible for introducing each interviewee to the rest of the class. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Opening day letter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Write the students a letter telling them about yourself. Where you were born, what you like to do, what you did over the summer, etc. Ask the students questions in the letter and allow them to write you a letter back so you can get to know them. </li></ul></ul>
    33. 42. <ul><li>Take As Much As You Want! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>During the first circle time activity, have a roll of toilet paper on hand! Explain to the children that they will need this for the next activity. Tell students that you're going to pass around the roll. Invite students to take as much as they want. One middle school-high school math teacher invites students to &quot;take as much as you need to complete the job.&quot; She doesn't tell them what the job is though! After everyone has had a good laugh over the amount of paper they took, explain how the game works. For every piece of toilet paper the students ripped off, they must tell the class one thing about themselves. Some realize they took quite a bit of toilet paper, but with a little prompting and probing from the teacher, they will find things to share. </li></ul></ul>
    34. 44. Time Fillers
    35. 52. Parent Newsletters
    36. 53. Substitute Folder <ul><li>Should include but not limited to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rules, consequences, and rewards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Procedures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Class roster/seating chart </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lesson plans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Time fillers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emergency information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lesson materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First aid supplies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student helpers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teachers extensions for assistance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom schedule </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dismissal information (bus riders, car riders, etc.) </li></ul></ul>
    37. 54. <ul><li>Great substitute folder: </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
    38. 55. Questions??