It is usually about this time of the summer that I consider going into my classroom and start getting a few things done to get ready for the upcoming year. There is only one BIG problem this year.
|Yikes! So thankful this happened during the summer!|
I decided that I would share a new management piece I am going to try to implement this year. I would love to give credit to where I found the idea, but I can't remember where. It was either from the Mailbox Magazine or Pintrest.
The whole class works together showing positive behavior to complete a puzzle. This will be a good activity for the beginning of the year when you are helping the students learn the routines and what you expect of them. Each time they accomplish the desired task, they get a puzzle piece. I am going to keep them in a bag or box and have a student pull a piece out without looking and then place it on the white board. I like this added challenge, because they won't be able to put it together right away, but will have to wait until they draw pieces that will fit together!
I bought a small count piece puzzle (I think 25) at the Dollar Store (I found a tiger one, which is our mascot, but it was 100 pieces, and I wanted them to be successful sooner than that) and then added magnets to the back. I also numbered each piece to help me to make sure that I have all the pieces.
Then after Ms. Wilson is happy 25 times....
P.S. I don't plan to take away any puzzle pieces when they do not show the desired behavior, but that may change.
So now that the alarm is to go off in an hour, I am probably going to try to go back to sleep since I have some ideas and plans written down.
If you are a teacher, what reward system do you do for the whole class?
If you aren't a teacher, do you remember how your teachers rewarded you?