I have to say, I have become a master at transitions. Of course, when you only have kids for 30-45 minutes once a week, a lot of time will be wasted if there is even a question of what is expected. We practice these transitions until they can practically do them with their eyes closed. I may change it up every now and again just for fun but the expectation is always there.
I will also say that NONE of these ideas are original. Even the closest ones are rooted in someone’s genius. I’m just sharing what works for me in my experience.
Transition #1: Moving from Marching/dancing around the room to assigned seats
Upon entering the classroom, the students start marching. A former colleague of mine…
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