In college we were told a million times teach procedures before anything else!
It's all fine and dandy to be told that is what you have to do, but how do you make it fun for them, while still keeping yourself in check?
That is something I had asked myself and at the beginning of last year, I did the normal go over the rules and practice. Throughout the year though I kept thinking to myself I did not do the best job I could at teaching the rules and procedures as I could have. I also knew I forgot a bunch of procedures I never taught. Of course I do teach fourth grade, so the kids deep down do know the basics of what is expected of them.
This year though I promised myself I would do better, but how?
Earlier this summer as I was enjoying browsing TpT. I was mainly looking at task cards, because I am in love with them <3.
That's when it hit me! Teach procedures with task cards and scoot! So I set out to work to create my own task cards for teaching procedures.
Simple, but cute and will help us review the classroom procedures and expectations.
My plan is to first go over the expectations in the typical ways, practicing with role playing the correct and incorrect way to do things. I will use the task cards to help myself in making sure I remember to teach all of them. Then we will play scoot!
The great thing is alter in the year when we're having a hard time remembering how fourth graders should act, I can whip these out and play a game to remember our expectations.
If you would like these task cards you can find them as a freebie in my store: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Rules-Scoot-1377363
Now hop on over to check out some other back to school procedures ideas!