I am anticipating not getting all of this done because my plan is to teach routines & expectations within each activity so that we can practice & start making I Charts by mid week. Monday's are always crazy days because we have our grade level meetings and the 15 minutes in between Recess/Specials won't be quite enough time this early on in the year to get them packed up so we're going to get packed up super early. Makes it seem like we barely have any time. What else is new, right?
Freebie Alert!: I also wanted to share with you a strategy I use to keep students accountable for their behaviors during Specials. I put this Specials Report on a clipboard and send it with my Teacher's Assisstant (This job rotates 1x per quarter).
At the end of specials, the teacher gives the class a check minus, check, or check plus. If most of the class deserves a check and just 2 kids deserve a check minus, those students names will be written on the board while the rest of the class gets a check. If we get an entire week of check or check plus we have a little bit of extra recess on Mondays (10-15 minutes) (which is our loong day so it works out perfectly!) I've made the form editable for you so you can input your own specials.
Guess I should head off to finish a few things before getting some much needed rest before my early morning. Wish me luck!