I have TAMED the TRANSITION Monster!

Transitions…

You know…

The moment when you say, 

“Please put ______ away & get out your_______”

& it begins to sound 

OUT OF CONTROL!

Kids out of their seats,

loud voices,

crayons & pencils dropping to the floor!

STOP!

What happened?

Where did ALL of my management go?

Did it fly out the window?

Fall on the carpet? 

NO…it is called…

A “TRANSITION”!

When kiddos go

from one body motion

to another,

it’s a transition!

No amount of 5,4,3,2,1…

1,2,3 eyes on me…

clap, clap, snap, snap

can get them back!



SO… don’t let them go!

I have calmed the

TRANSITION MONSTER!

dragon

When I finish with a lesson or I need them to “Transition”

from one place to another,

I use these WONDERFUL cards

and my doc camera!

game cover

I have printed them 4 to a page…

fold up the bottom 

(So kids can’t see the answer on doc camera!)

I read the clues… 

in a SUPER SOFT VOICE

if they want to hear the clues,

THEY HAVE TO BE QUIET! 🙂

And they read with me,

“WHO AM I?”

I only chose those kids who are in their seats

with “quiet” hands UP!

They ALL think they know..some are tricky!

Remind them to listen to ALL of the clues.

They LOVE LOVE LOVE this!

LOTS of vocabulary, higher level thinking, 

and ……FUN!

Who would have thought…

learning & FUN??!!!

So tame that “transition” monster.. with

a game!

A transition GAME!

game cards

Here is the link if you would like 

to check these out!

Flap Book

ENJOY!

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  1. Tara

    This is a wonderful idea! I use 20 questions at the end of the day when we have a few minutes before dismissal. I never thought to use a little game to help with transitions!

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