Line up. This transition was one of the boring parts of the day. Some of the children had a hard time.
Child: “The line should weave through the library, then under the computer table. I’ll stand in the library.”
… or you had children who have no physical awareness skills…
Child: “Line? I’m gonna stand where ever I want!”
Visuals help. Having Red Line in class helped children transition into the circle area. Blue Line helped whenever we transitioned out of the classroom. I placed blue tape on the floor and extended all the way to the door. Children place their feet on the line as they lined-up. Works out.
The fun part is extending the tape throughout the entire school. Blue Line extended to all areas of the school: down the hallway, outside, and even connected to other classrooms.
It’s a superhighway for child traffic.
Placing down all the tape takes time. Plus, with all of the foot traffic, the tape can get torn up. I place a layer clear packaging tape on top of blue line, reinforcing the strength.
By the middle of the year, the children have learned the basics of making a line and maintaining the line while traveling.