Dismissal. Just the word makes me cringe. It is always
After much reflecting on how to make the end of the day go smoother I now have an action plan in place that has been working well in my classroom.
Having a visual as a reminder of expectations has helped students remember the process for packing up and preparing for dismissal. I project this on the SMARTboard just before we begin packing up and leave it up the whole time. I do see many students look up and use it as a reference.
Students store all their mail of notices and work they have completed during the day in baskets that are located in their cubbies. This helps keep things organized.
I call students one at a time to get their mail out of their cubbies. They place it into their student binders that look like this:
Do you have a dismissal plan that works out well in your classroom? I love hearing from you!