Hi! I am developing a classroom management plan for elementary school students. I would love to teach 2nd, 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade students. I have 5 basic procedures that will give my students the structure they need in my class. They are: 1. Morning Routine: When your child enters the classroom in the morning, students will need to be in their assigned seats, put their homework on the star, copy assignments and homework in their planner, make their lunch choice, and begin working on their Entry Task (Silent reading in their AR Books, Previously taught/discussed Math lesson, etc.). Please make sure your child arrives to school on time, prepared for class, and ready to learn EVERY day! 2. Student Attention Signals: When your child needs to use the restroom, get a pencil, get water, need help with their work, or ask a question, they will need to use the following signals: 1=I need to get a pencil; 2=I need to use the restroom; 3=I need to get water; 5=I need help with my work OR I need to ask a question. 3. Teacher Attention Signal: There will be times when I will need your child’s complete attention. At such time, I will say, “Give Me Five”, while holding up my hand. The steps for “Give Me Five” are simple: a. Eyes on Speaker b. Be Quiet c. Be Still d. Hands Free (put their things down) e. Listen! 4. Lining Up/Walking In Line: Your child will be expected to stand up and push in their chair, line up at the door quietly & in a single file line, place their hands behind their back, have their mouths closed, and have their eyes forward. 5. Dismissal Routine: Before dismissal, your child will be expected to ensure all of their completed work is turned in, clean their area, place their chair on top of their desk, check their mailbox (when prompted), stand behind their desk, and line up in dismissal order (when prompted). My questions are: Are these procedures too harsh? Too much? Are they realistic for an elementary school classroom? Will they provide the structure needed for students to be successful during the school year? On the first day of school, both myself and my students go over why we have procedures in our class and go over each one individually. I love talking with my students and want a community of trust and respect to be built. I want my students to feel comfortable talking with each other as classmates and comfortable coming to me as their teacher with any concerns they may have. I want to provide my students with an environment that makes them feel safe, positive, secure, cared for, and loved. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!