Spicing up my room with Chalkboard Art.

Spicing up my room with Chalkboard Art.

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Morning Start-up

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QUICK LINKS:

Purchase this CD: http://consciousdiscipline.com/store/pc/It-Starts-in-the-Heart-6p5.htm

Every Morning I start my circle time with standing, dancing, and singing! This is the CD  I use.  It is apart of  Conscious Discipline  by Becky Bailey. My first song I use is Track 2:  Get Ready!

 TRACK 2 Get Ready:

This song provides actions and I have added my own to keep the kids busy the whole time!

TRACK 6: My School Family

I use this track second. It also has actions provided, waving to friends, shaking hands, hugging, etc. I have again added movement to the parts that do not have actions provided by the song. I use the track to teach sign language. We sign school and family.

Signs:

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School

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TRACK 4: That was Helpful

I use this track as my clean up song instead of yelling over the voices during free play… I simple walk over and turn on the song and help kids pick up. Way easier!

Solution Kit

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QUICK LINK:

Large Solution Kit Printable Cards

http://csefel.vanderbilt.edu/modules/2006/solutionkit.pdf

This is another amazing tool provided by CSEFEL program. I have this as a laminated book in a special spot  that the kids can grab anytime there is a conflict. This book helps children find a solution with common classroom conflicts by giving them options. It is also a time saver. When tattling is a problem and you are always sorting out interpersonal conflicts…you can teach your children to go to the solution kit first and then if they can sort out a reasonable solution there is a card just for “Get the Teacher’.