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No matter if you are teaching virtually, in-person with social distancing, or in the hopefully near future when we can be with our students face-to-face entirely, these free routine cards for classroom transitions are a great tool!
Routine Cards for Classroom Transitions
These routine cards help your students transition from one activity to the next, which we know can be tricky in Pre-K and Kindergarten! To use them, just print, laminate, and add to a popsicle stick! Some teachers even hang them on the wall to point to. I personally prefer a popsicle stick so that I can use them in any location.
First, you will want to have a signal of some sort like a chime, bell, or attention-getter. When you sound this, you will hold up the “listen” card.
Then, students freeze and you hold up the “look” card. This signals them to listen and look to you for the next step.
Next, you give directions such as clean up, meet me on the carpet, etc. and I recommend having a clean up song, count down, or other process so that kids know how long they have until they need to be ready.
As the song or countdown ends, you will hold up the “ready” card and students will show they are ready!
These cards come with virtual teaching options showing kids with their computers, in-person with social distancing options showing kids with masks at their own spots, as well as cards for the hopefully near future, showing kids sitting together at the rug.
Bonus Classroom Transition Card!
You will see there is also a “Cheese!” card with a cheese taking a picture.
This is a bonus to grab those class photos and help kids look in your direction! You will hold it up and have them say “cheese” while looking at it.
It’s especially great for virtual teaching, as it can be hard to get kids to look at the screen all at once. This allows you to grab a screenshot for photos (with parent permission always).
Grab Your FREE Routine Cards for Classroom Transitions
Want to rock classroom transitions this year with these free routine cards? Grab them by clicking the large, yellow download button below!