I've read 4.5 classroom management books over the summer and NO more! My head is going to explode. I think my plan is: *procedure them to death for the first 2 weeks - actually have students work in small groups to come up with steps for different procedures/routines and illustrate other procedures that I do myself. We'll create a class book that we can leave for subs. * have students involved in daily class meetings where we will come up with rules and consequences, solve problems that we have in the classroom, and give compliments/build community. *provide a cool down area (time out in disguise) *use logical consequences/time outs when needed. Not using a clip chart- I was very inconsistent with it last year. Considering not doing a punch card or treasure box stuff- I don't like rewarding kids for behaving as they should anyway... I had a lot of 'what do I get for doing this?'. I am thinking we could decide on a goal for the class tomreally focus on and we could have a celebration at the end of each trimester. Thoughts??