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I am a substitute teacher in a kindergarten class. This is my dilemma: A student has his binder standing up for morning work. It is procedure for the binders to lay flat while we are reciting from it together as students are using their pointers to follow along. I lay it down flat. After a while, he stands it up again. I tell him to lay it down flat and that is a warning. The next time he will have to pull his card. He stops, but another student stands his/her binder up! Is that a "warning" for that student or a card pulled? I have been re-phrasing to focus on the positive (ex: "Thank you, Janie, for following along in your binder. Good pointing finger, Luke.") But there are times I need to be direct on a behavior. Perhaps I need a refresher on morning procedures?? Do students "copy" to test the limits or receive attention?

Nov 12, 2014 8:53am

Kindergarten behavior

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    • Nov 13, 2014 9:18am

      I am going to start with a "refresher" on morning procedures for the whole class AND praise the students with "I like how Mary is following along in her binder." etc. I had to laugh at the "whack-a-mole" analogy because that was exactly what it had become! Thank you!!! Happy teaching!!!