Hallway Song

To manage transitions in my classroom, I love to use songs.  When I taught kinder and 1st grade, I used songs ALL the time: when it was time to clean up, when I wanted students to come to the carpet, and especially when we were getting ready to line up.  Now that I am in 3rd grade, I still use songs when we are lining up and getting ready to leave the classroom.  It really helps my students calm down and remind themselves of hallway expectations.

My mentor teacher my first year of teaching taught me this song/poem and I made it into a freebie for all of you!  My students love to chant it before we leave the room.  Head over to my Teachers Pay Teachers store and grab yourself a copy!  While you are there, feel free to rate it leave me some feedback! :)

Edit: I updated this product with 4 new backgrounds, courtesy of The 3 AM Teacher!

What do you do to manage transitions?


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8 comments

  1. Visiting all my fellow 5 Star Bloggers. Love your blog - I'm your newest follower.

    Sue
    www.sos-supply.blogspot.com

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  2. We sing all day long too. We count and recite poetry during transitions too.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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  3. Just found your blog! I am your newest follower! Stop by and visit me...

    learnplayandhavefun.blogspot.com

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  4. Hi! I am your 195th follower! I use a lot of songs in my classroom too. I never thought I would, but I do.

    April
    Wolfelicious

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  5. Once they are lined up, if they are still wiggling or talking, I like to say softly "if you can hear me tap your nose. If you can hear me wiggle your elbows. If you can hear me, stand on your tippy-toes." etc. etc. I think it's the combination of speaking softly and giving them something to do, get their attention. I end it with "If you are ready for the hallway, show me with your body."

    Michelle
    Teach123

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  6. Love this and I'm pinning it on my board!
    Thanks and great blogsite!
    Cindy
    www.snrmag.com
    Cindy@snrmag.com

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  7. I do the same song! Thanks for the freebie.

    Colleen
    theteachingchameleon.blogspot.com

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  8. Love the poster! This is what I say every time we leave the classroom:
    Standing straight, tall, proud, quiet, and awesome. Then I whisper, "do we talk in the hall?" And they whisper back, "not at all." Gotta love 'em! They never talk in the hall!


    Thanks again!
    Lori (luvyorkies@gmail.com)
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

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