Sometimes, managing a classroom of 24 six and seven year old students is a lot like herding cats.
This year, I introduced the Relaxation Station. Students can ask to go- during independent time. Or, if I know a student needs it, I will send them there. In the Relaxation Station, I have Play-doh, squishy balls, stretch bands, fabrics with different textures, etc. This year, it is proving to be very helpful for my students.
The last item on the infographic is Expect. My expectations are held high for every student, and they all know that.