New! Behavior questions....

Discussion in 'Third Grade' started by Grrlie157, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. Grrlie157

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    Hey Guys!! I'm a new third grade teacher and today was my first day and first time in my classroom.....It was after our in-service so I didn't have my mentor with me but I feel a little overwhelmed!! :blush: I'm SUPER excited and can't wait til I can meet with my team members to get things started.

    I was wondering though. Do you guys do the card flipping or the stop light as behavior managment? I wasn't sure if they were getting to old for that type of thing.

    Let me know your ideas please!
     
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  3. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    No one does stop light in my building..just a minority few do card flipping. I do neither.
     
  4. EdEd

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    It's not necessarily too old for the system, but it's a pretty bad system overall anyway - regardless of age :). I'd shop around for a good system besides that - a lot of recommendations on this forum, and some good books. Good luck and have fun!
     
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    The reason I was asking about the stop light is because when I was browsing in the room I found a huge stop light with pockets and people. I thought they might be to big for it, but wasn't sure because it was a third grade class before I came into it.

     
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    Throw it out.:2cents: There are more respectful ways to manage behaviors.
     
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    I am doing card flips and have for many years. I'm not sure about the stop light system. Majority of our teachers use card flips.
     
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    Cool - always nice to inherit new things :). I'm sure you could find a new use for it, like using it as a visual cue that kids are getting too loud during independent seat work by turning it to yellow. I'm definitely a fan of creativity and recycling!
     
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    Book recommendation?

    Just popped into my head, what about having the kids move a clothes pin to green if they would recommend a book, yellow as maybe, red as no way. (or read aloud, basal story...) Then you could have a couple from each share their reasons.
     
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    What is card flipping?
     

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