When the children first walk into the room, they pick up their name card and put it on the pocketchart. As a way to check-in that "I'm here!"
Students are practicing moving row by row, completing one row before starting a new row and moving left to right as we establish this habit for reading.
Each day they return their behavior folder in the tote, and practice spine on the left, name on the folder shows at the top, and placing the folder in neatly.
Another daily routine to check-in is to mark their lunch choice. They look at the choices for lunch purchase and select their colored clip or the clip that indicates they brought their own lunch.
Occassionally, I'll verbally remind as I ask, "Did you pickup your name card?" The students respond "check." This helps those who may have forgotten.
This is a cute story about responsibility. Chores help children practice completion of tasks.
Stories and sentences stating "I can" is powerful to encourage self-esteem for students who think they can't.
These two easy readers can help with echo reading statements that "I can."
Using sight words, writing what can be called the Kindergarten Motto. I CAN TRY!
Helping the children find success, gives them the chance to say "I can." Even as simply as being the card holder, whether they can read the word or not, they can show how to be an important part in the activity.
Keeping it simple and high expectations...they can.
The more they practice right, the better they will get!
Hand-in-hand we grow!