October 28, 2011

Line Order Sign {printable}

My students can be wicked funny sometimes. I arrived to pick them up from art the other day and they met me with "Please...can we have a line order???". I had to laugh--we've had very few problems with our line and they are a predominantly 5th grade class, so...

I thought we were good to go.


But, since they asked (and they are just too cute) I had to comply. So we now have a line order with a rotating line leader. Don't get me wrong, I have definitely used line order in the past, I just didn't think this easy-going group needed it!!

Anyhow, I whipped up a little sign to put on our door (more for a sub, just in case). You can download it by the green link below.


Do you use a line order with your class? Is your class funny about routines and structure?

WAIT! I have to tell you!! I know I was a bit whiny/mystified by the bit of snow last night but now we have a major Nor'easter headed our way!!! Like a 6-10 inches kinda Nor'easter! I can't believe this!! Ok, I promise I won't go on about snow too much this weekend...here is the file:



Line Order Sign

7 comments:

  1. I am a little jealous about the snow! I live in dry Texas and would love some snow moisture! :)
    Cheryl

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  2. I have used a line order in my classroom for as long as I can remember! It just seems to make lining up go so much smoother, and I never here, "He cut me!" anymore. :-)

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  3. This cracks me up! I have often used line order, but did not need one this year, either. My students are courteous for the most part. One student likes to run to the front of the line (told him he'd never be leader if he didn't stop) and another likes to bully a little (has behavior plan), so we're good to go so far w/o a line order. Thanks for the sign, though. I saved it. You never know when you'll need one...

    Melly
    http://staplersstrategies.blogspot.com/

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  4. I always use a line order with a rotating line leader but we call it "our spots". When we get ready to line up, my kids always say, "In our spots?" Cracks me up every time. We do not have a specific order for our lunch lines (that's based on lunches from home or school lunches) or our dismissal lines because I have to have a front gate, back gate, bus, and after school class lines. :) :) :) Thanks for the sign!!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

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  5. I think you seriously have a way of reading my mind...whatever I'm thinking I need you create a sign for! I love it! I have only done line order for the last 2 years and it is amazing as far as managing the class. Coming in from recess nobody fights to be first or last. My kids are doing # recognition since I've taped numbers to the floor. They practice counting painted unnumbered lines at recess to find their spots. It took a good chunk of September, but I LOVE number spots! It's the best thing ever (I use it for their go-home folders too).

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  6. Yes I use line order. I don't need it so much for my kids in line but more because it is how I assign my students their numbers that they use as seat assignments and other things.

    I love the new sign. I already have a sign I made up at the start of the year with some scrapbook paper, but I am putting this one away for either my sub folder or next year.

    Ell kids can be very funny. :)

    Ms. M
    Ms.M's Blog
    A Teacher's Plan

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  7. Love your blog and have given you the Blog on Fire award:)

    4th Grade Frolics

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