Welcome to the very first post on Created by Mrs. B! I want to personally thank those of you who are reading this…you’re here at the beginning of my blogging journey! Thanks for joining me on this new adventure!
A little about me:
I’m born and raised in sunny California. I live with my husband, son, and many animals 😉 I have taught English Language Development, 4th grade, and 2nd grade. I love to read, travel, and spend time with my family and friends.
I hope everyone is having a fantastic beginning of the year so far! I personally think the first weeks of school are so important in setting the tone for the rest of the year. Routines and procedures were my #1 focus (even before the content) during the first few weeks. If you get your classroom management set up correctly, you will save SO MUCH TIME each and every day and maximize your students’ learning time!
I’m a little crazy when it comes to routines and procedures. I have one for nearly EVERYTHING you can possibly think of in the classroom (tissues, broken pencil, asking for help, you name it!). It’s a lot of time and effort to model, teach, and implement each routine and procedure, but I PROMISE the pay off is huge! My students pretty much run the classroom and there is little need for student discipline because of all the routines and procedures in place. I’m never nervous for substitutes or guest teachers and they always comment on how smooth my class runs.
I’m sure I’ll have many other posts about specific procedures and routines in the future, but for now, here’s a FREEBIE for you!
It’s a checklist of the majority of the routines and procedures that I teach at the beginning of the school year. Just print and check off each one after your students have been taught the procedure or routine. Remember, each routine and procedure takes TIME! You must teach, model, practice, and repeat multiple times for it to be successful!
Good luck teachers and happy teaching!