Walking quietly in the hallways can sometimes be a challenge. However, it is important to teach children how to do this so that they do not disturb others. Reminding them about being respectful and considerate of others will work with some children, but others sometimes need more specific details of the expectations.
Years ago, a principal of mine introduced us to T-charts for talking about expectations. On the left side of the chart was a heading Looks Like and on the right side of the chart was a heading Sounds Like.
Students were given an opportunity to develop the t-chart together and then it was posted as a reminder throughout the year of the expectations they had agreed upon.
Here is a sample of a chart my class created. You can get a copy by clicking the Lining Up Tips image below.
Lining up can also be a challenge. I remember when it was crazy as kids tried to get in line before we came up with some guidelines. Here are some examples of ways to line up. I have found them to be very helpful. My favorite way is boy/girl as it separates some of the buddies and this helps with quiet walking.
I hope these ideas help with making movement from place to place smoother.
About Me Charlene Sequeira
I am a wife, mother of 4, grandmother of 9, and a retired primary and music teacher. I love working with kids and continue to volunteer at school and teach ukulele.