When in line waiting to wash their hands the kids were always pushing each other or getting out of line to cut in front of somebody or just wander away.
To help eliminate this chaotic time I have added feet with numbers and a wait picture at the front of the line to provide the kiddos a specific spot to stand and wait. It has definitely helped to make the students less anxious to push their way up to the front.
Outside I have a few students that just want to chase and run around the playground and then they start pushing each other and jumping on the other kids. To help decrease this we have made a 'schedule' of activities for the kids to choose to go to and complete. The child chooses the five activities they want to do on the playground and then once the child does the activity they remove it and put it in the all done pocket. The schedule gets velcroed on a post at the front of the playground. This has helped A LOT for some of my students and has kept my students safer which is the biggest thing!
What areas or times of the day are chaotic in your classroom?!