I am also a first year teacher. My school loops 1st and 2nd grade. I am taking over the second grade class, for a teacher who is changing grades. She used something called Magic minutes last year. Where the students have a small calendar on their desk and make a tally on the day every time they are given a warning. At the end of the day you count up the tally and that is how many minutes they sit out. It seems like a good plan, but I wanted to use something different. Alll my team members told me I should use the old one because they already know it.I want to try something new. Please give me any advice you can!!!