I am trying to use more chants and callbacks to help with transitions this year. I hope this will help the kids stay focused on the transition task (like putting away supplies or moving to the carpet) and not get caught up in conversation with a neighbor or tattling on someone.
My favorite one so far is for when we move from a circle on the carpet (or from our seats) into rows on the carpet. We sing, "Row, row, row your self gently into place. Quietly, quickly, we sit down, crisscross applesauce!"