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Posted on February 28, 2021 11:32 pm
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yhedyZ
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Transitioning for recess
When transitioning going back inside from recess, kids are lingering not really listening when I tell them to clean up. From this, we keep getting back to class a minute or two late from the students picking up the things. What can I do to minimize this situation?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted March 1, 2021 12:55 am

maVeqy
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A few tips I've observed is the use of consequences. If the students are informed that they will lose recess time or be made to do walks for not listening and the like; this will take a few times of reinforcement. It's understandable that they don't want to finish playing, but they need to understand there is a schedule. Of course, you can also explain that good behaviors and performance can be awarded. Consider offering 5 minutes of extra recess time for a week of good class behavior or for good class performance on tests or with substitutes (something they can work for).
You can also consider giving them a 5 minute warning as a pre-transition, it will start to get them into the mindset that they will need to clean-up soon. If the recess is indoors and they're a kinder or first grade class, then maybe a cleaa-up song.
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Xetuzu
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If I were in this situation, I would exactly do this.
  Posted on: March 1, 2021 2:37 pm

ePaXej
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I don't agree with punishments that waist time as a response to teaching the importance of being on time.
  Posted on: March 2, 2021 4:21 pm

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Solution 2
Posted March 3, 2021 3:17 pm

VePyHy
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You could give students jobs so that they feel responsible for cleaning up. Each student can have a job and the jobs can rotate throughout each week.
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Solution 3
Posted March 5, 2021 4:08 pm

Kasey Miller
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Maybe create a song you sing to get in line, or can create something that engages their mind that it is time to go in. They are becoming conditioned to have that reaction, so change the conditioning and you can change the attitude and behavior.
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Solution 4
Posted March 1, 2021 12:51 am

Mary Claire Murphy
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At the beginning of the year, teachers are supposed to go over their rules and procedures. This can be a rule/procedure on how to come back in from recess correctly so that class may resume at the right time. That way when an issue like this happens later in the year, the entire class can review the rules, procedures and expectations for them.
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Solution 5
Posted March 1, 2021 12:13 am

VySePu
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I would be more stern and create real consequences that are going to affect the students
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Solution 6
Posted March 5, 2021 11:28 pm

Byhuzy
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To make this transition a smoother and more time managed one I would have the students start picking up their toys from recess 5 min sooner than you have been. This will allow for some extra time to make it so you are not missing out on class time. Maybe setting a timer that both you and your students can hear at recess would be a good idea so they know when they need to start cleaning up.
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Solution 7
Posted March 7, 2021 1:39 pm

yDyVuB
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Create small rewards that the class will receive if they consistently clean up quickly and listen to instruction such as a movie day at the end of the month.
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Solution 8
Posted March 2, 2021 4:14 pm

ePaXej
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The situation will dictate the response. The teacher may need to re-evaluate their methods on how they are enforcing class exceptions. It may turn out that the Teachers lack of "presence" is what the students are responding to.
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