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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Classroom Procedures Flowchart...

At a staff meeting we were all asked to create a classroom procedures flowchart. At first I went "yuck, more work" but then I realized this is the greatest thing ever!!!

It is simple and easy to make...I used Power Point because that is what I was in at the moment. Fell free to download it for idea inspiration.

I had them laminated, one for each table. If someone is not sure what to do next the manager of that table will hand them a flowchart. It has changed my world!

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  1. This is really interesting...I never thought of using a flowchart to classroom management.

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    1. I thought it was just busy work when our principal told us to do it but boy was I wrong! It has really helped. I just did it in word. I works for my k-5 th graders. I have to read it to the k's but they are learning the ways of the are room!

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  2. Wow! This looks very interesting potentially!

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    1. Ingrid...so for it has been fantastic! Hopefully it is not like most things that fade as the kids get use to it! I have given on to each table manager and when someone does not know what to do next the manager hands it to them.

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  3. Let me just say, I LOVE your flow chart. This is all the information that I find myself repeating over and over during every class all day every day! A few visuals for my younger grades who can't read as well and something like this would be perfect for my room. Thanks so much for sharing. I'll be figuring out how to make one for myself ASAP!
    Kim @ Art on my Hands

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    1. My flow chart was simply made in power point because that is what I had open when I decided to create it. It was very easy. I love your idea of adding photos for the little ones. It has really helped!

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  4. I can't wait to create one and use it in my art room this year! Fantastic idea!!!

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  5. I love this idea! But have not been able to figure out how to make a flow chart. I'm about to pull my hair out! How did you use power point to create one?

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    1. Yes it is a simple power point with boxes and lines!

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  6. I love it! I'm going to do one for my art room! Thanks for the great idea. :-)

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    1. Glad to hear it! After you hand it to the kids several times they quit asking "what do I do now"!

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    2. Its also a good idea to make on for new projects too

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  7. How do you enforce 'museum' voices. After 14 years, I still have some groups who can NOT be quiet!

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    1. It is always a struggle...as soon as you find something that works they get tired of it and you have to find something else new. I have a sign I hold up that says "Less Talk More Art" and that works most of the time. If it does not work on the other side if that sign is a Monkey holding his ears that says "TOO LOUD". Some times if it is very loud and I don't seem to be able to get a handle on it I say "the quietest, most hard working table gets a fuzzy stick (chenille stems). The kids love them, even 5th grade and they cost next to nothing! Other times I have a 5 min silent art. I start off by saying "respect the silent art" then count down "3...2...1... silent art will now start". I play music for the 5 mins. If someone talks I just look at them and say respect the silent art. No one wants to be the person that talks so it works....for about 5 mins. Dont try to go longer. When the timer goes off I do not say anything and they just continue on with their work.

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  8. Hi there! How can I download this chart? Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Just click on the thumbnail and then drag it to your desk top then you can print it as is. I do not have an interactive version of this since everyone's chart will be different. It is very, very easy to create. I just used PowerPoint and then used the shape maker and arrows. I hope this helps. I love the charts. I have one for each table and if they ask me a question they have already asked 1000 time I just ask them to look at the chart!

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    2. O.K. Thank you! I tried that but it prints very tiny so I was just going to try to edit yours. If you wouldn't mind sharing the ppt that would be awesome. Here is my email: jrichards@yahoo.com.
      Thanks for the idea. I love the flow chart!

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    3. Here is what I came up with. Thanks for the idea!
      http://theideafactorycmse.blogspot.com/

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    4. That is awesome Mrs. Richards! Love, Love, Love your flow chart!

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    5. Thanks! I enjoyed making it. :)

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