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"I'm Finished!"-need suggestions on how to make them stop!!!
Old 09-17-2010, 12:02 PM
 
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Any ideas on what to give or have ready for early finishers??????


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Old 09-17-2010, 02:04 PM
 
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We made a anchor chart in our room with picture cues on what the students need to do when they finish. You can keep it up for as long as they need and have the students refer to it when they finish.
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Anchor chart
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I would love to see your chart. Could you post a pic?
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I would love to see it too...
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What is an anchor chart?
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Old 09-17-2010, 07:56 PM
 
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I also need some general ideas on things kids can do when they finish...sometimes i have specific activities but sometimes i just want them to be doing something constructive!


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I'm finished!
Old 09-18-2010, 02:10 AM
 
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My students take a basket of books to the carpet. They enjoy looking at the books with their friends.
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Look for "Name bags" on this site...
Old 09-18-2010, 05:49 AM
 
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Kindygirl had a great list of activities to put in the bag. They can pull out the bag when work is done. I have book tubs and catch-up work on their tables, but this sounds really great. I am collecting stuff now to create them for 2nd quarter (we go on break in 5 days)
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We have a basket of books and magazines also. If you need to know about anchor charts go to: www.jmeacham.com She has great information on making anchor charts or "I can" charts. Where do we find Kindygirl?
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kindygirl is a Pposter here but I don't know
Old 09-18-2010, 01:10 PM
 
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how to do links back to previous PT discussions...and "name bags" search only comes up with book bag blogs but she had a long list of cool things to put in the name bag which is for practicing your name with beads on a pipe cleaner, puzzle, unifix cubes, bottle caps with letters, etc.
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Old 09-18-2010, 04:59 PM
 
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Make it very simple. You don't want too many choices that you then have to manage. I simply train my students that when they finish anything, the procedure is to "go read a book" in our classroom library which has a nice L-shaped built-in bench underneath windows. I am two weeks into school and it is already a routine that most of them know. You never want anything that will be SO attractive they will rush to finish to do that.


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Busy books
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This year I finally cut some spiral notebooks in half and each student has their own "Busy Book" that is in their seat sack. If they finish early they can take out their busy book and do anything they want in it. They can draw, write...ANYTHING. They love the freedom and I have seen some amazing things in these. I have see students making patterns, copying things in the rooms, writing stories and just drawing pictures. Lots of times they will continue things from previous lessons. I didn't know how it would work, but 6 weeks into school, they aren't tired of it. Sometimes, they only get a few minutes to work in them so it just hasn't gotten old. It's been a great tool and they have complete ownership of it. I love it and they do too.
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teach3ingc & DebK I figured it out....
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You can find 'name bags' pre posts by going to our kindergarten board and on the right hand column it says "Board Tools" and "Search this Board" So on 'search this board' put in name bags and it will pop up hooray. Have fun. I also agree with keeping it simple- I always have books as a choice (this year a book tub on each table to avoid library playtime & too much movement)
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3 things
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1. a chant: "If you think you're done, you've just begun." - anchor chart that goes with this would be to [depending on what you are doing] Writing: Add details, revise, edit. Math: Double check/correct. etc. You get the idea....
2. Are you an expert? Prove your expertise with the teacher 1st, then become an expert in the room helping others. Teach what this looks like so kids are not 'doing' the work for others, but rather asking guiding questions/modeling/etc.
3. Differentiated work based on need and ability - for example we have BEE folders with a differentiated work bag and 3 shelf carts that can hold some differentiated tasks that can be done independently - perhaps in a pencil box, ziplock bags, or tubs, etc. These can all be subject specific or centers you have already prepared if you aren't 'there' yet.

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