Lakeshore Learning + Classroom Timer + Giveaway

Tonight I want to tell you about a fun new product from Lakeshore Learning that you might want to consider adding to your classroom management tools!

From the 2014 Back to School Catalog, introducing the new…

Giant Classroom Timer

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You are going to LOVE this! It has a huge magnet on the back so you can attach it to your magnetic whiteboard.  The display is large and easy to read too!

If you don’t have a magnetic whiteboard, you can use the attached kick stand to display it on a table or shelf. You could even hang it on the wall.

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I think you will find this super helpful in your classroom! My kiddos don’t start until September 2 this year and I’m anxious to try it out on them!

We all know that Lakeshore is SO amazing – they offered to give away one of these giant classroom timers for your classroom!

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49 comments:

  1. Learn the routines well and get them down so management does not become an issue. It pays off to take the time them.

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    1. Oppsy ~ It pays off to take the time to learn them well.

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  2. I use Classdojo and my kids LOVE it!

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  3. Love the resources you provide!! Thanks, my kids love them.

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  4. Put everything to music and stick to the same hand motions. It will be stuck in their heads all the way through elementary school. I had fourth graders who would respond to a sentence stem management tip, even when I didn't realize I was giving one. For instance, if I just happened to say, "The first thing" and before I could continue with what I had planned to say...four or five kids would fill in 'is always the same. You pick up your pencil and write your name." It always cracked me up. Now, as a kinder-teacher, the upper grade teachers are telling me that my littles, now in their classes, do some strange hand motions or responses in their classes.

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  5. Practice and reinforce routines for the first 21 days of school. This will help your year go much smoother and a lot less reminders and chaos.

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  6. Reinforce and practice, practice, practice routines in the beginning. It will be well worth it!

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  7. Sing songs during transitions and practice, practice, practice!

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  8. model model model practice practice practice boundaries and follow through

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  9. Practice, songs and letter/sound work during transitions!

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  10. My kids are held accountable for their daily clip chart. I have them color in their calendar with the color they're on. They strive to get those top two colors!

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  11. Incorporate regular Brain Breaks! It's amazing what a 2-minute break will do to the attention span!

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  12. Whole Brain teaching for sure!! Class- Yes! Using hand motions to keep class engaged.

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  13. I would love this to help my kinders build stamina!
    22.lrosloniec@nhamail.com

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  14. I have baskets on each table. This is where they keep their crayons, pencils, erasers, etc. It cuts down on roaming around the room time.

    Love the timer!

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  15. The majority of teachers at my school site use Class Dojo. I love how parents have instant access to how their child is doing.

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  16. Love that it is big and magnetic.

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  17. I have to say it is all about forming relationships with kiddos and then ROUTINES, ROUTINES, ROUTINES!! Teach, Model, Practice and Repeat!!

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  18. I have a small, digital, kitchen timer that I've rigged with a magnet on the back to use in the classroom. My kiddos use it a lot, too. It is very helpful. This large one would be really grand. Thanks for contest. Kathleen
    Kidpeople Classroom

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  19. I use something called the PAX good behavior game. The kids can earn a granny's wacky prize (15-30 second prize) for getting 3 or less spleems( Any unwanted behavior- you get to create the last of spleems!) the kids love it and it works like a charm every time!

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  20. I use goNoodle.com for brainbreaks and sometimes even dance parties! The kids love it and it helps them get all their wiggles out so they are ready for learning!

    Theresa Hernandez
    First Grade Is Sweet!

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  21. We do many brain breaks, receive rewards, use a me potato head for excellent behavior too.
    Katie.neustadter@gmail.com

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  22. Use brain breaks as part of your transition routine.

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  23. Last year I had the most success using whole brain rules. This year I plan to continue that while incorporating brain breaks with GoNoodle.

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  24. In my special ed class most of our day is spent in rotations from one activity to another. Students follow their own visual schedules. When it is almost time to change rotations, I call out one minute warning so they can lean up before the timer goes off. It works like a charm! Needless to say timers don't last forever and I need a new one!

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  25. I use a timer on the iPad and display it through my tech cart.

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  26. I'm going to use Whole Brain teaching rules and continue to use GoNoodle!

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  27. I have 3 classroom management strategies: clip behavior chart, table tally points, and class marble jar. They have all worked well for as long as I have been teaching:-)

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  28. I use a WBT, call-outs, table points, and punch cards. Having a variety helps to meet different kiddos' needs.

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  29. Best classroom management tip? Set expectations early, but involve students in setting those expectations so they own them.

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  31. This looks like such a great way to keep on track. I use a small timer all the time but a giant one would be great! Whole brain teaching is what I use for classroom management.

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  32. Practice, practice, practice routines! I use a Build your Rainbow chart for positive reinforcement. I got the idea from Julie Lee.

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  33. Practicing all the routines of the classroom and setting clear classroom rules.

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  34. As a special education teacher my best tip would be to break tasks down into manageable parts & use visuals whenever possible. I also use timers for many things throughout the day.

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  35. I always have a special phrase that I say and they respond to in order to get their attention. For example, I say "peanut butter" and they respond with "jelly." Just like that I have everyone's (er, most everyone) attention.

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  36. Practice, repeat, practice, repeat!!
    aperry@savcps.com

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  37. Use GoNoodle like it's going out of style!! It has saved my sanity already this year!! :)

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  38. Modeling and practicing routines is very important. As the year progresses, I give tickets when I catch them displaying good behavior and they can get a treat from the treasure chest.

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  39. I use several WBT call & responses, that way they don't get tired of the same one all the time.

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  40. We use Responsive Classroom - as well as Class Dojo -- kiddos love it.

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  41. We use timers al the time and would love to use this when we are practicing sight word fluency.

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  42. I use timers all the time but the large one would be fantastic :)

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  43. Consistency! Stick to routines as much as possible and let students know about any changes.

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  44. I like to print out my worksheets for each week at the beginning of the month then I separate and label page protectors into weeks 1 thru 4. At the beginning of the next month I start again using the same pre-done sheet protectors. It makes it a lot easier to have my printables pre-done that way I don't have to worry about running out of ink at a crucial time in the week .

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  45. This giant clock timer will surely be a handy tool especially if you want kids to engage in activities that will challenge them. It is big enough to remind them of the time and can help them establish the habit of proper time management.

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