I think there are two large tips I can give you.
The first is that I believe the way your classroom looks is very important. I really try to keep the room uncluttered and as organized as possible...as much as possible. I really try to incorporate plants, photos, and lightning all around the room. It creates a cozy feeling and keeps the mood calming. Look under our main page for some articles I have written about this in depth.
My second tip is to slowly teach your children to be independent. I believe strong routines and consistency help make this a reality. I would encourage you to read a book such as The Daily Five by the Sisters.
I hope that helps! Please read some of my archived work at:
http://blogs.scholastic.com/3_5 for more tips.
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