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Posted on October 6, 2017 6:09 pm
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in the morning
Students in the morning seem to have a hard time getting started. They need to be constantly redirected and dont get their morning work complete because they are off task.
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted October 7, 2017 1:07 pm

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I play gentle music in the morning as they do their morning work, and it seems to help them get in the zone and start work, instead of chatting. I also reward the students working quietly and efficiently with moving their name up on the clip chart, and this helps set the tone for the other students.
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Solution 2
Posted October 8, 2017 2:42 am

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I would stick to a strict routine, starting with greeting students at the door. I'd also have the agenda and a prepared activity written on the board. If necessary, remind students of class rules and the procedure for entering the classroom. The main thing is to reinforce this routine.
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Solution 3
Posted October 8, 2017 8:53 pm

raMaba
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I think that a lot of kids, especially younger kids need to get their wiggles out. So playing a brain break song like something from Jack Hartmann on YouTube just to get the blood flowing to start the day might help. Then they might be more apt to get to work.
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Solution 4
Posted October 6, 2017 9:11 pm

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I would try using class dojo and by better enforcing your classroom rules and procedures. If this doesn't work try and focus on the problem student who seems to be causing others to get off task.
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Solution 5
Posted October 13, 2017 2:20 am

Xaparu
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I would change your routine to see if they are just bored with doing the same thing and maybe make one that seems to be more exciting to them and see if this works.
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Solution 6
Posted Yesterday 1:47 am

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Ah yes, the morning is always very hard to redirect and get kids focused. I am an aide in the 3rd grade, and I find it most beneficial when my teachers play soothing music in the morning, and have a set task that the students take care of every day so they know what to expect. In their case they have their homework for the day written on the board and the students have to sit down and write all the homework and reminders in their planners. Usually works pretty well, however it is the morning and the children have lots of energy so just keep working on redirecting and refocusing them the best you can! The worst thing to do is to let them run amuck until they've settled down on their own. That may never happen.
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Solution 7
Posted October 15, 2017 9:24 pm

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Try to find a morning routine that gets the students excited to learn for the day.
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Solution 8
Posted October 15, 2017 1:47 pm

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Maybe start out with an activity that is on their feet and gets their energy going? Also, maybe rearrange the schedule so that the harder lessons are in the afternoon and the less focused ones in the morning.
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