Wow, Jean, thank you for sharing two fabulous strategies with me and the rest of the Scholastic teacher community. I am definitely going to use your yarn-web idea with my students - what a fun and powerful symbol for collaboration.
My students are generally very quiet in the halls, because I make it a pseudo-game. As they walk out of a room, I make a hand signal for our "stealth mode." Then we creep through the halls communicating only with hand signals and gestures. The students love pretending to be stealthy ninjas or commandos, and I love that I don't have to remind them to respect other learners by being quiet. Your team jar approach sounds like another great way to reinforce hallway behavior expectations.
Thanks again for sharing your strategies!
All the best,
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