One of the most important (and most difficult things) to control in a classroom is classroom behavior management. In many ways, classroom behavior all begins with implementing classroom rules (and enforcing classroom rules.) Today I bring you some Classroom Rules for Kindergarten and classroom behavior strategies that my mother used in her classroom for many years. When I was struggling with classroom behavior management, I asked my mom for some tips and tricks that she recommended in the classroom and she told me about this adorable idea. With the popularity of trolls today, I thought it was a cute perfect to share with you!
Classroom Rules for Kindergarten and Classroom Behavior Strategies
Believe it or not, my mother’s kindergarten classroom behavior strategies and classroom rules for kindergarten have to do with trolls! I remember trolls being popular years ago and so I find it funny that they are making a comeback today! It is fun because I do remember having trolls in her classroom as I was growing up! Anyway, the “pun” she used was “We are in Con-Troll” Click the button below to learn how a troll helped con-troll her classroom, get some classroom rules for kindergarten and learn more classroom behavior strategies. You will also be able to download some free “troll related” classrom rules for kindergarten posters!
Madreen Karle is a master first grade reading teacher with over 30 years of classroom experience. She taught reading in a special needs and English as a Second Language classroom. After retiring she wrote a reading program to help others learn how to teach reading. She is a trusted educator and author of 5 books to help teach children to read and write. In addition to her books, she is a mentor for 3 websites that give reading teacher tips (Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading, Mrs. Karle’s Reading Patch, and Mrs. Karle’s Handwriting Patch). Through her teaching she learned that confidence was the key to learning to read. A child who is not confident at reading does not like to read and struggles to read. Mrs. Karle created “sunshine moments” to help teach children how to grow their confidence and learn to read.
Meeghan Karle Mousaw (Madreen’s daughter) has her Master’s in Special Education. She has 8 years experience teaching children to read online. In addition, she developed a curriculum to teach children handwriting called The Handwriting Patch. With the Handwriting Patch learning is fun because children learn to draw and learn handwriting at the same time. In 2019 The Handwriting Patch curriculum became an amazon best seller the first year it was released, helping thousands of kids learn handwriting with a unique, fun method. She is mom to 6 kids, each with differently learning abilities and struggles.
The Reading Patch was established by the creators of Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading. Together they have been featured on the NBC media outlets and Parents Magazine online. Over the last 8 years in their online platform, Madreen and Meeghan have worked tirelessly with teachers, homeschoolers and parents looking to help children learn to read to become a trusted authority in teaching children to read and advocating early literacy skills. They often partner with other educational experts to deliver the most current information to the Reading Patch community.