desk arrangement in this classroom. Open group concept. Student desks are in groups, but all face the smart/white/chalk board.

Great example of an open group desk arrangement. Student desks are in groups, but all face the smart/white/chalk board. This arrangement facilities a great environment for establishing good student-student relationships.

Great idea to calm a student

Visual for Calming- the act of moving the pieces could also really distract them and bring them down- small copy to carry around on lanyard maybe (Classroom Management)

Pour obtenir le silence: on arrose DANS LE VIDE (!) tant qu'on a pas obtenu le silence. S'il en reste à la fin de la journée: récompense de groupe! :)

When all else fails, spray Quiet Spray into the air! ~~ 27 Attention-Getters For Quieting A Noisy Classroom

Super pour calmer les élèves! Utilisez après la récré, etc.

Put on Smartboard - music box when students arrive or during a calm down time - they are silent as they watch and listen.

pot du retour au calme ( ou chrono du silence...): jusqu'à ce que tous les grains soient retombés au fond

Calming jar-tell child that they need a break and may come back when everything has settled to the bottom - I think I love this idea. Better than a simple time out for temper tantrums. some days I think that I need a calming jar.

Give each child a notebook to collect stickers...spend at store on Friday.

An Apple For The Teacher: Stickers - I like this idea. Instead of putting stickers on students give them a small notebook for them to collect their stickers. I can see creating a rewards system around this