May Classroom Management

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May classroom management free printable is here! Fill the flowers is the perfect way to motivate and encourage students this may! Help students follow directions, stay on task, work together, and MORE! Perfect for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade! Get the FREE printable here!

It’s May! Warmer weather, lots of energy, and the excitement of summer break is pending! 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:

May Classroom Management Tips

Start May off with a refresher on classroom rules and expectations. As we wind down to the end of the year, keep a focus on cooperative learning and community building!

Don’t forget to re-visit all the important classroom management tips:

  • Keep the rules simple, easy to understand, and clear
  • Model the procedures you want the students to do
  • Follow up reminders throughout the day
  • Communicate with parents/guardians

Focus on the positives!

Some ideas of positive reinforcements:

  • “Wow, I noticed how you tasked 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, activities, and ideas! Keep reading to find out all about this month’s classroom management tool and grab your freebie at the end!

More End of the Year Activities

Plan an Alphabet Countdown for the end of the school year with this editable and interactive activity set here. A low-prep way to countdown to the last days of school with activities for each letter! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “One of my FAVORITE purchases so far! Such fun engagement for my students and exciting for me too! Love that it’s editable and I can change some things too.”

Need ideas for each letter of the ABC countdown? Check out the ultimate list here!

Fill the Flowers

May is such a fun month! The sun is shining, birds are singing, and flowers are blooming! This differentiated Fill the Flowers activity is perfect to support your lessons!

You can choose to print out the picture and then cut and paste the flowers, or use one of the options to simply color in the different amounts of flowers!

These are so cute, fun, easy to do, and great for May 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 raindrops.

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
  • Wacky socks day
  • Extra recess

Or better yet, let your students choose their reward!

Differentiated Plans

This month’s FREE printable for May classroom management comes with a variety of differentiation options so you can pick what’s best for YOUR students!

  • Fill the Flowers for a fun Spring activity
    • 20 flowers to color
    • 10 flowers to color
    • Cut and paste the flowers 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!

Free Fill the Flowers Printable

This free May classroom management printable can help you this month! Make sure to grab it by entering your information below. You’ll unlock the freebie (even if you’re already a subscriber). Our freebie fairy (who is currently gardening) will fly that over to your inbox immediately!

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Free Printable

This post was written by Johanna, an experienced early elementary teacher who loves learning about new teaching ideas for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade!

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