"I'm Done! What Do I Do Now?"

29 July 2011
I don't want to hear my students tell me "I'm done! What do I do now?"  I want my students to be self-sufficient and know what is expected of them.  I am sure, if you are taking the time to read this post, you are like me, and you enjoy a structured and well-oiled classroom environment.  I prevent the dreaded praise with a "What Do I Do When I'm Done" list. I hang the list above my center board and will just point to it when a student comes up to me.  I have even seen students direct their peers to the sign.  Once the routines have been established, we no longer need to refer to it.  I also create something I call a monthly "Bonus Packet."  The "Bonus Packet" contains all those "fluff" worksheets that you no longer have time for, bundled together, double-sided, and duplicated for each student.  The "Bonus Packets" are also great for indoor recess.  I make "Bonus Packets" a recess station (I will post on recess stations soon. Thanks for your comments on my photos from the Mr. Moo post!).  I have included these freebies as samples from my Back to School Organization Forms & More Packet and my Back to School Writing Prompts and Activities Packet.  Click {here} and {here} to check out the samples.


I previously posted about my Back To School Organizational Forms and More Packet.  I have since added more to this packet and it's preview download. To check out my previous post and grab another  freebie click {here}!

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  1. Thanks for sharing this! I will be buying your back to school packet very soon because I think it will be very helpful in my first year!!! :)

    Ms. Jackson's in First

  2. I love the bonus packet idea! Are you going to post the packet for each month on you TPT?? I'm lazy, don't have time to make my own and would rather support your efforts! [=

    Marcy @ http://busybeesandcupcakes.blogspot.com


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