As we get back into the swing of things, it can be hard to get back into the routine. Sometimes, students simply forget how they are supposed to act in school. Other times, students need you to shake things up to get them excited again! One way to do this is to help students set goals and introduce new classroom management activities!
A New Year… A New You!
Many students may have heard their parents talking about it being a “new year.” While students might be hearing about goals and resolutions, it can be hard for them to really understand what that means or what that can look like. A fun back to school activity (no matter when you do it in January) is a New Years 2023 Goal Setting Activity. This activity will get your students back into the routine of writing after they have had a longer break. This resource include a New Year’s Glyph Activity, two options for setting New Year’s Goals, a Write the Room Activity, Picture Prompts, Writing Response Pages, and more!
Get Back into the Routine of Behaving
Let’s be honest with ourselves. Most of our students have had the last few weeks to be absolutely insane. Between family events, parties, get togethers, and more, there has been little time for students to stay in any type of routine at home. Introducing my Behavior Management Whole Class Reward System can help students get back into the routine of being a well-behaved student. Since it is a whole group behavior management system, students tend to help you out by correcting (hopefully nicely) their peers.
This behavior management system comes with instructions, a working to earn sign, child friendly images, a goal sign for students, and 12 themed goal tracking games. This way, your students can play the behavior management game over and over again. Not only will that get them back into the routine, it will keep them there!
Help Students Make Good Choices
It can be hard to stay calm when it’s cold outsideyou don’t get to be as “free” as you were over break. Taking the time to remind students or to teach students how to be
good friends is an important skill students can learn. My Making Good Choices Character Education-Social Skills unit helps students focus on how to interact with their friends and how to make good choices in terms of their behavior in school.
These lessons will help students get back in the routine of choosing
to use positive behavior choices. Plus, it can help them with their social skills. Why? Because they will have to work with their friends to make decisions about good and bad choices. This interactive activity is a great way to model expectations you have for your students in the classroom. Students look at the pictures and decide if the actions shown are good or bad. To get your students even more engaged, this resource now includes a digital Boom Card version.
Getting back into the routine can be difficult for students and teachers alike. Taking the time to review expectations and set fun goals can be the perfect setup for a great second semester! For more resources like these, make sure you check out Adventures in Kinder and Beyond’s TPT store here.
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