Posted by Kristen Poindexter
Setting up a classroom community is one of the SINGLE MOST important things you can do to ensure a smooth classroom year.
I spend the first 4-6 weeks getting those rules and procedures in place (before we get into the real meat of Kindergarten!), so that the rest of the year will be smooth sailing!
We love using simple getting to know you activities to make each of the children feel welcome and for them to have an easy way to share a little bit about themselves.
In addition, we have a special “Take a Break” space where students can go if they need to calm down, take a break, or reflect on a situation. You can read more about what I do to set these up here and get these ideas going in your own classroom!