I have some really active kids this year and they try to race each other to the front of the line even if I call them by table, so I went to Google and Pinterest to get some ideas! Teach Hub had a great set of ideas. You can also check out my classroom management board on Pinterest for some ideas!
Last week I tried something new...a line up song. I chose a slow Jim Brickman-type song which kept my Speedy Gonzales kids from being too speedy but was quick enough to get my snails moving. I played the song and gave them that time to clean up their areas and line up the door. It worked! They were quiet, in line, and my room wasn't a disaster. AND, I had gotten them lined up in less than 4 minutes. I am pretty proud!
Do you do the same thing? If you do, I would love to know which songs you use so that I can put them into my Spotify folder.
Speaking of Spotify, have you been there? It is awesome!!!
There is also a blog called Classroom DJ if you want some specific music for specific things!
On another note, if you are having some really difficult behaviors
(and trust me I know all about that because I had a load of them last year!) you may want to check out my behavior management pack! I am constantly upgrading it when I come up with new ideas. I've learned over the years that I have to be flexible and in tune with all of the kids that come to school unable to follow the rules. I've also become more understanding over the years because I've learned that these kids have usually had in Utero trauma or have a lot of anxiety. The pack has MANY pages of ideas that you can use individually and for your whole group. You can click on the picture below to go check it out on TpT.
I hope that it can help you!!