Before lining up, all of my students return to their desks to get excused. The weekly line leader is always excused first. I start by instructing the line leader to check their schedule. From their schedule the student will find their spot by the door. After the line leader is ready, I instruct students one by one to check their schedule to line up. I used bright and colorful duck tape to provide visual spots on the carpet. Each student must stand on a spot and be ready before I open the door and excuse the class. By using this systematic routine to line up, it eases the transition and minimizes behaviors. Who knew, duck tape could be such a big life saver?
Lining Up!Thursday, April 11, 2013
If you think about it, how many times do you ask your class to line up. Several times a day I find myself lining my students up before we head out the door. I hate chaos and confusion, so I have created a system to lining up that dismisses all confusion. My staff is great in assisting.