Inspired by Kindergarten: transitions Internet: http://www.ehow.com/info_7848859_importance-transition-activities-classroom-management.html a special song can help students know what is going on and what they are suppose to do. It makes it fun.
had the kids turn and talk about why it's important to label things. We decided that labels help us know what is inside of a box, and labels help us know what pictures are in our illustrations. We made this label anchor chart.