Use these cute picture prompt cards to create your own Mat Manners poster. This will help prompt and remind your students of your expectations during mat time. The 6 behaviours we have focused on include: eyes are looking, sitting nicely, ears are listening, mouth is closed, thinking brain on and hand up to talk.
On this poster I have attached each picture card using velcro spots. That way if I want to focus on a specific behaviour I can remove it from the poster and place it on our whiteboard. At the beginning of each mat session we quickly revise each picture card, as I read it the students do the action.
Sitting nicely - legs crossed tap hands on knees, Mouth is closed - finger to lip/zip lips closed, Eyes are looking - check students eyes, Ears are listening - cup ears, Thinking brain on - fingers to temple, Hand up to speak - raise hand.
Remember keep calm and pretend it's on the lesson plan!
Top Teacher xx