April 30, 2017

POP! End-of-the-Year FUN!

Classroom Fun!
So it is the end-of-the-year and behavior management can begin to get a little tough. There are so many GREAT ideas out there to help keep kids focused on learning and still have fun!

One of those is "Popping for Positive Behavior!"
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You can make up your own rules, but here is how it works in my class ...

Supplies: Signs, slips of prizes/rewards, and balloons.  I used thumbtacks to attach them to the board but you could string them on a line with  cute clothespins.
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I rolled the small papers (folding doesn't work well) and stuffed them in each balloon, blew them up, and tied them.
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Then, I tacked them to the bulletin board.
I hung 25 in a 5x5 arrangement.
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Each day our class has had a FANTASTIC day, they get to pop a balloon.  There is a small paper with a prize.  Whatever balloon they pop, we will do that activity/prize the next day.
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Here is another board I worked on for a teammate.  It would be great for anyone who is doing a Movie Theme or Hollywood Theme!
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You could also do this as a countdown for your classroom, too!

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We hope this helps with behavior management!
Happy End-of-the-Year!

April 9, 2017

Remembering Your Students in Special Ways

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Do you ever get books donated from your students?

I LOVE new books & the kids do, too!

When I recently got some books donated I decided to make it a BIG deal!  I mean, I have always written thank you notes and read the book in class.

This time I took a photo of the student that donated the book while they were holding the book. Then I printed them and taped them to the inside of the book cover along with their donation label.
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The students were thrilled & so am I!  I can now look back over them through the years and see those sweet faces!
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April 6, 2017

April Giveaway $75 Dollars to TPT! WOW!

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Spring is in full swing & we LOVE our teaching friends! Who doesn't need $75 dollars to TPT, I know my cart is full!

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April 5, 2017

Rewarding EGG-cellent Student Behavior

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I LOVE finding fun ways to reward those students for doing their BEST throughout the day!

During spring and/or around Easter time, I love using plastic eggs for rewarding them! Kids get so excited and can't wait to see what is inside!

I simply grab an Easter basket, Easter grass, plastic eggs, and some reward tickets. I print our tickets and fill the eggs.  You can use the same tickets every year because the students don't need to take them home.
(Or, print extras and do what works best for your class!)
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Once I spy a student who is doing an EGG-cellent job, I tell them to go and pick an egg.  Once they open the egg, the child can choose to wait or do the reward right away. Some rewards are best saved for the next day.  If you are allowed to give candy, placing small pieces of candy in the eggs would work, too!
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I also print extra certificates and bookmarks to keep on hand. (These are in our pack) That way they are ready to go when those eggs are picked.

If you want to spend money, you can also shop the dollar section at Target, Walmart, or at a Dollar Tree and find small trinkets to go in the eggs. I try and put items in that do not cost me any money.

Here is another FUN & easy idea!
Print our basket page and then cut a slit for the egg(s). Then each day slip and egg or two in the basket before the kids come into class.
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During class, the kids have no idea who the "Mystery EGG-cellent Student" is.  At the end of the day, that student receives one of your "BIG" prizes if they have been Egg-cellent all day!
I like using the glitter eggs I found at Walmart for the basket!
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My students are loving this & they do not let you forget!

We hope this gives you a couple of ideas to keep rewarding those AMAZING students and encouraging those struggling students!

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