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February 20, 2012

Doodle Bugs! Standard of the Week: 02/20/12

This week’s SOTW reminds team members to plan ahead for transitions. Transitions are understandably difficult for many children. While it is impossible to eliminate transitions altogether, we certainly can make them more developmentally appropriate and improve our own expectations, too.

Teachers can and should:

  • Have age-appropriate expectations for children.
  • Examine their schedule and routines to eliminate unnecessary transitions.
  • Plan ahead to reduce or eliminate wait times.
  • Have a ‘bag of tricks’ designed to make transitions smoother.

Attached in this blog entry are a few resources to share with teachers. As always, a copy of this SOTW will be posted for families to see and in the faculty lounge.

Thank you for your attention to the important doodle details!

View the current SOTW as a .pdf here: 022012_Transitions

Additional Resources: Improving Classroom Transitions & bagoftricks