July classroom management free printable is here! Fill the Seashells is the perfect way to motivate and encourage students this July, whether you teach at a year-round school, or if you’re teaching Summer School! Help students follow directions, stay on task, work together, and MORE! Perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade! Get the FREE printable below!
It’s July! Hot weather, lots of energy, and the excitement of summer are here! Would your students rather be at the beach than in school? They might need a little extra redirection this month. That’s why you will love using simple, differentiated, and motivating classroom management tools. Grab your free printable below!
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This activity goes well with these resources:
July Classroom Management Tips
Start July off with a refresher on classroom rules and expectations. As we start summer school with new students or continue on year-round, keep a focus on cooperative learning and community building!
Don’t forget to re-visit the top classroom management tips:
- Keep the rules simple, easy to understand, and clear
- Model the procedures you want the students to do
- Follow-up with reminders throughout the day
- Communicate with parents/guardians
Focus on the positives!
Some ideas for positive reinforcements:
- “Wow, I noticed how you stayed on task and tried your best while working during centers today.”
- “I heard students using kind words and taking turns at recess today. Fantastic job!”
- “Show me that you’re ready to learn. Great job, _____, having your chair pushed in, materials out, and a listening ears on.”
Keep building those relationships! Greet students in the hall, ask about their day, send positive notes home, and show an interest in their families, summer activities, and ideas! Keep reading to find out all about this month’s classroom management tool and grab your freebie at the end!
More July Activities
If you need more ideas for students over the summer, check out this great FREE Summer Reading Log! There are lots of ideas on how to keep students reading this month, and they’ll love the cute log to color in!
You can also keep up with the beach theme by grabbing the Summer Directed Drawing bundle! Students will get 10 different summer drawings to complete in either print or digital form. They’ll love the cute scenes they create, and you will love having a ready-made writing prompt!
➡ To grab all the drawings, click here!
Fill the Seashells
July is such a fun month! The sun is shining, the beach (or pool) s calling, and students want to be outside playing and collecting shells! This differentiated Fill the Seashells activity is perfect to support your lessons!
You can choose to print out the picture and then cut and paste the shells, or use one of the options to simply color in the different amounts of seashells!
These are so cute, fun, easy to do, and great for July classroom management. Students can earn items for anything: quick transitions, being good friends, being quiet in the hallway, cleaning up their messes, etc. Whatever you think is best and necessary for YOUR classroom! It’s important to set the expectations ahead of time though, so your students know exactly how to earn those seeds to fill up the watermelon.
When they are all full, you can choose a fun reward that all the students can enjoy as a class (further building that positive community feeling!) Some examples could be:
- Free time
- Stuffed animal day
- Ice Cream party
- Extra recess
Or better yet, let your students choose their reward!
This month’s FREE printable for July classroom management comes with a variety of differentiation options so you can pick what’s best for YOUR students!
- Fill the Seashells for a fun Summer activity
- 20 shells to color
- 10 shells to color
- Cut and paste the seashells to reach a certain amount
Another differentiated idea is to do this activity with tables working together. Or maybe just a couple of students need this as an individualized plan. This could even work well in your own personal life with family (or friends all renting a beach house together haha!)
Free Fill the Seashells Printable
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This post was written by Johanna, an experienced early elementary teacher who loves learning about new teaching ideas for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade!