Friday, June 21, 2013

FYP Week3: Transitions, Routines & Procedures {Part 2}

Happy Friday Ya'll! Last week I talked about how to plan and prepare you Procedures, Transitions, and Routines.  To help you get started, I have made the PTR handbook! It's a handbook that will help you plan, organize, and execute your classroom Procedures, Transitions, and Routines.  You can purchase it from my TpT store! 


Today I'm going to share my ideas on my transitions and routines.  Have you ever planned something for your classroom, then it ends up being a complete disaster? **Me, Me, I have!** I have planned out this wonderful idea to have my PTRs in the same place!  I still do not know the nature of my special education classroom (student goals, levels, behaviors, class size, etc.) so I will be calling this my Plan A until I can properly prepare for next years' class and group of students (By then, all of this might change because that's nature of teaching!). Anyways, enough rambling...



I began my research with Pinterest (Of course...). I found some wonderful ideas for procedures, transitions and routines and compiled them into one beautiful board that you can follow



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I pulled my idea from these pins:

  1. Classroom Procedures & Transition (slideshare)
  2. Transition D.J.
  3. Clutter Free Classroom: Transition Signals
  4. Transition Time PPT
  5. Cutting music w/ Garage band
  6. Transition Music in the classroom **FREE Download**
  7. 70+ Tips to get students attention


The top 3 I loved were #4, 5 & 6!

I used the power point ideas and created my own transition power point! I also dedicated a slide to online timers and countdowns. Sometimes it helps the kids to have a visual countdown instead of the teacher counting down! I've shared a few images of my PPT below.  **I don't believe** I can have this for a download b/c I used Microsoft clip art. I will do my best to remember what I searched for and include that as well as a list of songs I used my PTRs. :D
I added hyperlink "menu," blank," and "timers" to the bottom of each slide so I can easily navigate around the ppt. The menu takes me to my slide w/ all the PTRs(shown below) The Blank takes me to the blank slide, and the Timers take me to the countdown time page(seen below). 

The numbers on the right side of the boxes are reminders to myself how long the songs are. The STOP area at the bottom are short little sound affects so the students know to stop/freeze for directions, announcements, etc. 

Timer slide.  All timers can be found here: http://www.online-stopwatch.com/

Here is a list of the songs I will be using: (I will be teaching middle school SpeEd, so I tried to avoid the preschool type songs):



Stop by next friday (6/28/13) to see my fantastic idea for a take home folder! :)


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