Transition activities after recess
What is this strategy?
When children return from recess, they often have a lot of energy. Use transition activities to settle students down and make it easier for them to engage in learning. A transition activity such as drawing or writing can help students understand and manage their emotions and energy. Let students draw and write freely and choose what they want to create.
When is this strategy appropriate?
After recess or other classroom break.
Why Is this strategy important?
Allowing students to draw and write freely helps them transition to the upcoming lesson. It also establishes a routine that helps students feel safe and reduces bad behavior because expectations are clear. Routines help to reduce stress because they don’t require the same level of attention as new activities. This helps cultivate children’s ability to make good decisions.