The Elementary Entourage crew is coming to you this month with a spectacular blog hop. We are sharing simple little teaching tricks as well as some treats for you all! I would love to share with you a small management trick that I've used and that kids love!
Keeping kids walking in a straight and quiet line through the hallways is something I would always dread. It was a source of stress for me to have to manage a large class down the hallway and make sure that they weren't fooling around. Either that, or I would risk injury walking backwards to keep an eye on them.
So last year, I came up with these walking in line prompt cards.
I thought up of different and funny ways students could walk like, such as a soldier, robot, or ninja. I stuck them onto sticks - well in this picture - plastic knives because I didn't have sticks at the time - which didn't hold up for long - so use craft sticks people.. :) Anywayyy, I let them know of this fun plan right at the start of the school, but told them they will come out after a couple of weeks of practicing how to walk properly. Once I saw that they were really working on following directions in line, I told them we could once in a while bring out the can of prompts. So every once in a while, as a surprise, I would pick a random prompt from the can and we would walk that way down the hall!
Now for the treats!
I would love to share these walking prompts with you! Not sure why I hadn't uploaded them to TpT until now but you can grab the set of these walking in line prompts HERE.
But wait, I'm not done with the treats. Have you read the story, Room on the Broom? Love, Love, Love that story. So engaging and exciting for the kiddos. I just created this interactive notebook companion to go along with the story and I have it for 20% off through Sunday. You'll find tons of comprehension checks in an interactive format, along with vocabulary practice, and a fun craftivity! Check out the pics below and then click HERE for the product.