September 7 (today)- Coming To The Carpet
September 14- Lining Up For The Hallway
September 21- Going To Your Seat & Changing Subjects
September 28- Cleaning Up
And that’s why I started this transition series. Today’s is about coming to the carpet!
2. The Kids In The Room Sing-A-Long
I created this song to the tune of The Wheels On The Bus. The kids and I sing this song as they make their way to the carpet. It’s a little longer so they have time to pick up whatever they were working on, while cleaning up too.
I got this fun little chant from my friend Katie at Simply Creative In Kentucky. When she would transition her first and second graders to the carpet, she would start this cute little chant. Her students would be clapping and chanting while walking to the carpet.
4. Try one of these transitions!
5. Establish a Come To The Carpet song. Your students will recognize that this song is the song that plays when they are supposed to be moving to the carpet. One song could be Mission Impossible. Obviously, they will prove to you that coming to the carpet really is possible.
The most important part though is to teach your children that by the end of your song, chant, whatever it may be, they need to be sitting criss cross applesauce on the carpet, showing you they are ready to learn. No talky, no beauty school, no rock paper scissors. Nada. Their job is to show you they’re ready to learn.
To download all the documents, click the picture below for your free download 🙂
I hope that you found this helpful! Join me next Monday night for the next part of the series, which is all about transitioning to line up for the hallway.
Diane Janes says
A very helpful post and the transition cards are a great idea too! I will definitely be adding these to my transition toolbox. I am looking forward to the next topic.
Mrs. Jones Teaches says
I love this series already. My group this year is struggling with everything so I'm excited to try some of your tricks. Thanks for sharing!
Stephanie Seigel says
LOVE!!!! Think I might need you to come to my class and teach my kiddos some of these cool tricks, Alisha! 🙂 I have the talky-talky group this year. Sweet, smart,funny, etc., but boy do they TALK!!! We are definitely a work in progress when it comes to transitions. I feel our first PDSA coming on….
Looking forward to reading the rest of your series! 🙂
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