I don't know about you, but my students always have trouble with transitions. I love this little group, but they can be slow!!! I have to incorporate songs, chants, and timers ALL DAY LONG! If I didn't we would never get anything done!!
I have compiled a short list of some great videos and songs I love to use to speed up our transitions when moving from one place to another.
This one is for making a circle. I don't know why, but my students can make making a circle the most complicated task ever!
I like that this one makes coming to the carpet super quick!
This one might be one of the most helpful with going back to their seats.
This is a quick clean up song.
I use this one in the afternoons when we are cleaning up and when centers are over. Saying that they love it is an understatement! We play Find It and Fix It which can be found on the Clutter-Free Classroom blog. She is seriously a genius and my hero for coming up with this game! It's changed my classroom life forever! You have to do it!
Another carpet song...
When we are transitioning at desks, I always have students repeat to me what they are to take out or what page to turn to. I also tell them they have to do it within 7 seconds to keep things moving. I would love to hear what you all do to ensure those smooth transitions!