Lining Up & Meet Up (Freebie)

Woohoo! We're finally having our meet up!

If you are in the OKC Area and would like to come meet up with us we would love to have you! No blog is necessary, so please don't be shy! You can email either me or Kaci  from Mrs. Hoffer's Spot  by Wednesday, the 18th, so that we can make reservations. The Cheesecake Factory is just a few minutes away from the Lakeshore Learning Store, so we will have a ton of fun I'm sure!

Speaking of meetups. Greg over at Smedley's Smorgasboard of Kindergarten calls his whole group area the "monster pit" to go along with his monster theme - I love it! I am totally stealing that name for our carpet area this year! By the way, totally love his blog - it's always nice to have a male persepctive on things! You should definitely head over and say hi!

At this point I have to give a shout out to one of my favorite teachers at my school, Mr. Thompson.  He teaches 2nd grade and has had both of my older sons. He is fabulous! He challenged my gifted oldest and fostered his independence and leadership attributes. He also managed to bring my middle son from remedial reading and math all the way to advanced! My hat is definitely off to him and I wish there were more male teachers around - sometimes they just have that special way of looking at things or interacting with the kids that can make a world of difference!

Alright, thinking about the carpet area and meeting up naturally made me think about lining up - maybe because my carpet area is right by our hallway door. Anyways, I started thinking about line up songs/chants. I have quite a few that I've learned from colleagues, students and the internet. I compiled all of them into a freebie today, there are 13 different lining up songs in all! I cut all of mine out, laminated them and will put them on a ring near my hallway door. What I find is that singing the song while lining up naturally cuts down on chatter, plus it's a reminder to keep their hands to themselves etc. I like having lots of different songs to choose from so that they stay fresh - if you just sing one or two after a while they loose their effectiveness and some students are bound to try to talk over the song etc. Click a picture to grab them for free in my TPT store. As always, I'd love it if you'd Rustle Up a Response - either here or at TPT :)

12 Rustle Up A Response!:

Heather's Heart said... Reply to comment

These are great! I just downloaded them.

We call our group area The Learning Rug. We talk about what we need to do on the rug to help our brains do their best. We then take pictures of our learning rug promises and write about them. They are posted where everyone can see them.

I love your songs and everything goes so much smoother when you use a transition. =)

Thank you for sharing. =)

Heather's Heart

Mel Lloyd said... Reply to comment

I wish I wasn't so far away, would love to meet up....and have cheesecake! You are so right about male teachers in primary school. My first male teacher (about 100 years ago!!) really turned the light bulbs on for me!

~DeAnne~ said... Reply to comment

Thanks so much for sharing!! These are cute.

First Grade and Fabulous

Megan said... Reply to comment

What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing. And thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm a new follower.

I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

Unknown said... Reply to comment

Wish I lived closer because I absolutely love cheesecake! Thanks for sharing your line up songs. They are really cute. I am fairly new to the blogging world and I just love all of these new ideas!
Feel free to stop by if you like.

Mrs.G's Kindergarten in Heels

Taryn Ryan said... Reply to comment

These are so fun! I love them! Thanks for sharing! :)

Hoffer said... Reply to comment

Oh so kind of you to make these to match my theme ;)

Can't wait to eat some yummy cheesecake!!
Mrs. Hoffer's Spot

Chelle said... Reply to comment

These are great, but I'm in CA and we don't have hallways :( we just walk outside so I may need to tweak them a bit.

Sheri said... Reply to comment

Thanks! I love using different songs because they get bored and so do I. I will definitely make a ring by the door and try them.

Sheri said... Reply to comment

Thanks! I love using different songs because they get bored and so do I. I will definitely make a ring by the door and try them.

Anonymous said... Reply to comment

Thanks so much! Going to print one for myself and our new K team member!
Steph Z

Ms Brown's Busy Bees said... Reply to comment

Just found your blog from Mrs. Hodge and her kindergarteners. I teach in Adair Oklahoma. Would love to come to the blog meet up in OKC, but am unable to make it this week. It is always refreshing to find teachers in my neck of the woods. I love your line up chants. Our school was at one time a model school for GE...I love the aprons you all did. Thanks for your ideas.