Teacher Week '13 - Classroom Management

Hi everyone! I'm linking up with Blog Hoppin' again for their "Taming the Wild" day!

I've tried lots of management tools in my 2 years of teaching. I've done the card charts, I've done the tickets, I've done the table points and class points. Here's what I currently use in my classroom!

Here you can see my new clip chart! I bought it from Mrs. Ricca's Kindergarten. I love the bright colors and large print. I've been using the clip chart and I like how it works in my room. I would say I'm definitely not a master... (I've gone whole days without moving anyone!) but it's what's worked so far.

This is an old picture from my 1/2 classroom, but you can see my Brownie Points! I got the text and idea from What the Teacher Wants. We get brownie points by being "good" as whole class. This usually happens if we get compliments in line from other teachers, if everyone is quiet and in line by the end of my countdowns, or if everyone is just being great and I want them to keep it up! When we fill up the pan, the kids get to vote on what they want to "spend" their brownie points on. I usually help them out with ideas, but they've loved (1) learning with their shoes off (2) treats/brownies (3) extra recess (4) extra computer time. You can also see my old clip chart here :)

Another thing I do (that I don't have a picture of, sorry!) is that I don't really have classroom jobs. I know this seems like the opposite of management, but rotating kids through jobs just didn't work for me! I couldn't handle changing jobs, and remembering which jobs kid had throughout the day! I just have ONE kid each day be my "Teacher's Assistant". This person helps lead us through calendar, is the line leader, and just helps me in general whenever I need something (papers passed, etc). This is so much easier for me and the kids look forward to being the helper of the day.

That's it for now! I plan on taking more pictures in my room to really break down how I do things! Stay tuned!


  1. I had classroom jobs last year and spent all day reminding students what their job was, so I decided to only have one job this year also. My Safari Guide will help to lead us throughout the day, helping with calendar, attendance, line leader, etc.

    Tacky the Teacher

    1. Cute!! I'm glad I'm not the only one who couldn't manage 10 different jobs!

  2. I *totally* believe in classroom jobs! It's crazy how excited the kiddies get to see what their new job is each Monday {I have a job chart and just rotate the chart every Friday night, that way the kiddies can keep track of what their job is by checking the chart and *not bugging me* hahah}

    The grade 2 teacher across the hall from me uses brownie points too. I've never tried that system out but she {and her kiddies} love it!!

    Thanks for sharing your ideas :)

    Fun With Firsties

    P.S. I love how colorful your classroom is!