## Reflection: Transitions Meet Allie the Alligator - Section 1: Mini-Lesson

The distance from our classroom carpet to the whiteboard is very small. I have learned that it is best to direct a transition from the carpet to the white board. In the past, I would just tell students to move. This wasted a lot of instruction, because they took forever to get quieted down and re-focused, even in such a short distance! So now, I will always make an announcement prior to us transitioning. Today I used, "I am going to count backwards from 10. When I arrive at zero, you should be seated, quiet, and ready to learn." This has helped tremendously!

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# Meet Allie the Alligator

Unit 12: Comparing Numbers
Lesson 5 of 5

## Big Idea: Kindergartners love meeting characters! In this lesson, Allie the Alligator is introduced to help us eat some numerals.

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### Cassandra Joss

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