Procedures and routines.
Practice, repeat, practice again.
If this sounds familiar, we have something in common. Over the past few weeks of school, I feel as if I have been teaching rules, routines and procedures more than ever. We have a procedure for everything! When we choose our lunch, we have a procedure. When we line up for the restroom, we have a procedure. When we go to recess, get our book boxes, go to our cubbies, grab backpacks, and even when we sit on the rug... we have a procedure.
I use "one way" signs taped on my floor for those students who need a visual. See below for examples of what I tape to my floor.
Even with the signs, I still have a one or two students who may interpret the sign as this... (just kidding)
Anchor charts are another great visual we use in kindergarten. As a class, we have created many anchor charts already. I am a believer that anchor charts help as a visual to remind students what they learned. We refer to them frequently throughout the year. The only problem I have is that I have no room to hang them all. This year, I decided to hang them on my ceiling. I just staple them to the tiles above our rug area. Here are a few that I already have hanging this year.
I think my favorite anchor chart of all is one from Kim Adsit's Shapes Galore Unit. I refer to it so often at the beginning of the year that it hangs on my clothesline near the rug.
Comment below to tell us what visuals you use in your classroom. I will choose three random comments to win my Attention Grabbers packet from my TpT store. Be sure to include your email address in the comment.