End of the Day – Students get binder, check behavior chart, color calendar in binder, check cubby, get backpack, get dressed to go home, and sit quietly on carpet.
Classroom Jobs – Jobs are changed at the beginning of each week and each student has a job. (Think about jobs that will give your students responsibilities that help you without creating more work in the end!)
Classroom Library – Books are organized in bins by themes or levels. Students may only take one at a time. When finished with a book, students look at the letter/number on the back to return it to the correct bin.
Tissue – Students may get a tissue any time without asking.Tissue must be thrown away immediately and then students should sanitize hands and get right back to work.
Bathroom – If I am not teaching a whole group lesson, students may approach me and show the sign language sign for potty and I will either nod yes or no. I only allow 2 trips per day (1 morning/1 afternoon) unless it is a special case, and we do not take class bathroom breaks.
Water – Students may bring water bottles to class to keep on their desk. Otherwise we only stop for drinks after recess, or I allow kids to leave the room for drinks if it is an especially hot day.
Pencils – Students use a sharp pencil from the center of the table. If the pencils are dull or break they can trade it in the cups near the sharpener. I sharpen them as needed. I don’t allow students to sharpen pencils because I use an electric sharpener and it is loud and hard for kindergarteners to use without breaking it!
Early Finishers – Students may read quietly at their table from the books I place in the center of their table, finish any incomplete work, or work in any extra workbook that I may give students based on specific skills they need (math color by number, handwriting, etc.)