Routines and Procedures

Carpet Transitions

Carpet Transitions is a process where students walk from their desks to the carpet (or another location) for the next activity. Expectations and directions are explicitly laid out, and we evaluate how our transitions go. As we perform these transitions more and more, we emphasize our efficiency and use of our time. Through this process, we make the most of our learning time and ensure students transition safely.

Strategy Resources (2)
Students In Action
 
 
In this professional video, Stephen explains the carpet transitions. In addition, you will see Stephen's students transition following the expectations Stephen has set.
 
Presentation
 
 
This document was shown to students to state expectations before a transition. As we repeated transitions to the carpet more and more, we stopped reviewing expectations and just emphasized being safe and quick, evaluating more and more how efficient our transitions were.
 
Students In Action
 
 
In this professional video, Stephen explains the carpet transitions. In addition, you will see Stephen's students transition following the expectations Stephen has set.
Presentation
 
 
This document was shown to students to state expectations before a transition. As we repeated transitions to the carpet more and more, we stopped reviewing expectations and just emphasized being safe and quick, evaluating more and more how efficient our transitions were.
Stephen Pham
Rocketship Si Se Puede Academy
San Jose, CA


 

About this strategy

Prep Time:
Moderate
Subject:
Math
Grade:
Fifth grade
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