Autumn Bybee

Project #5

Classroom Procedures

1. Coming into the classroom: When children come into the classroom they will have a routine
they will follow. They will come in and hang up their backpacks, wash their hands, then
immediately look at the board and begin the activity written on the board. The steps will always
be listed their as reminders in case students forget their procedures.

2. Lining up procedures: When lining up there will be a student assigned in the weekly jobs to
door holder, line leader, and caboose. The rest of the students will line up behind the line in a
straight line. The students will be expected to do this quickly and quietly with hands to
themselves.

3. Sharpening pencils: In my mentor teachers classroom the children are not allowed to sharpen
their pencils. If a pencil is dull they will turn it into a box and pick up a fresh pencil from another
box in the back of the room, at the end of the day all dull pencils are turned in. In order to get a
pencil they may get up quietly when the teacher is not speaking and grab a fresh pencil.

4. Coming back to the classroom after recess or lunch: After recess there will already be a piece
of paper with the warm up at their desks and they will immediately begin individual work. After
lunch the children can come in and do individual reading as they prepare for language arts.

5. Coming back to the classroom after specials like music, library, computer lab. When the
children come back from music and computer lab they are expected to go straight to their seats
and I will be prepared with my attention getter. After library the children will have a chance to
read their new book for 5 minutes then place their books in their backpacks and return to their
seats by the time a song is done playing.

6. Leaving at the end of the day: The children will clean-up the classroom by doing their weekly
job and helping their friends. They will make sure all dull pencils are in the bucket and all trash
is picked up from the floor. Then they will line up per line up procedure.

7. Moving from desks to other parts of the room: There will be a song that plays while they
move to the designated area. Once the song is done playing the will be expected to be in their
new area doing the task.

8. Multiple ways to signal a transition coming up: Have a daily schedule written on the board. By
giving 5 minute warning verbally then counting down, using a bell or a timer.
9. Fire Drill procedure in classroom: When the fire drill goes off the children are to line up at the
door following the lineup procedures. They will know to walk in the halls then line up at the
meeting spot assigned by the school ready for roll call.

10. How long does it take for students to transition. What do students do during the transition?
What does the teacher do during the transition? It should take the students less than a minute
to transition this way there is no wasted learning time. During a transition the students are
following the direction of what has been asked of them doing it quickly and quietly. The teacher
is preparing the next part of her lesson as well as monitoring the students to make sure they are
following directions in case reminders and limits need to be set again.

11. What could be added to the transition procedures in your classroom to make even
smoother transitions? One thing I would add to classroom transitions is the use of music. I think
that through using music children will know exactly how long they have to transition as well as
know what to expect especially if there is consistency with a song choice.

12. Explain how you made successful transitions from the activity before your lessons to your
lesson. One of the ways I did a successful transition was by quickly introducing the objective
then asking them a question to think about during a video that introduces them into the lesson.
By having everything pulled up and ready to go the transition went smoothly.

13: Transition between subjects: In between subjects the students will do different brain breaks.
My teacher uses a program called gonoodle.com which gets the children moving and allows for
them to get their wiggles and laughter out for a few minutes as she sets up for the next lesson.