Seriously, they are a great group of imaginative, adorable, friendly kiddos.
The problem is, we are a little too friendly....as in, we just can't
I feel really comfortable with my Daily 5 procedures.
Man, those sisters are a coupla geniuses!
Here are my precious darlings doing read to self.
|Sorry for the "starry" faces..gotta keep my sweeties safe, you know!|
They are doing SUCH a great job staying on task and working quietly...during D5, anyway.
But the rest of the day...oh my!
We are very chatty:) to say the least.
I feel like I say "Give me Five!", "If you can hear my voice, snap two times", and echo clap at least 10 times a day...each!
I've even resulted to turning the lights off and having them put their heads down 2 times today...and I REALLY hate to do that:(
So, I have some questions, and I hope a few of you will chime in and give me a little friendly advice:
Are your kiddos chatty...a lot...throughout the e n t i r e school day?
What do you consider developmentally appropriate for first graders, in regards to the amount of time spent working quietly (aka, sans talking)?
What are your management go-tos for getting and KEEPING those little mouths quiet?
This is only my second year of teaching, and I never felt great about my classroom volume last year, so I would LOVE anything you have to offer!