Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Caught Being Good

Boy Howdy... My kids are ROWDY!!!

I don't think it helps that we have had a steady weather diet of storms, storms, and more storms these past 7 days.

I thought I would try a little bribe and catch them being good.  Here is my plan:
First  I went to my local Wal-Mart and grabbed some of these.

Yes... Silly Bands (12 for $1.00)

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Then I printed these little cards (laminated them so they can be reused) and put each student's name on the back.  These will go into a cup and during random times of our day, I will pull one out and reward those who have been "Caught Being Good" with a Silly Band.  Once the whole class has been cycled through, I will do it again. 

What ways to you catch and reward your students for being good?


  1. Sometimes it's the littlest things that help. I bought a jar of jelly beans. Boy, did my kids work hard today at guided reading or working collaboratively in groups to get a few jelly beans. I mean 4.

  2. I do something similar to this toward the end of the year to help calm them down a bit. When I see someone working on task or helping someone...I have them write their name of a piece of paper and put it in the basket. At the end of the day I will draw one or two names to go to the treasure box. As soon as I start calling names to write their name on the piece of paper the whole room gets quiet.

    I really like paper you created for this!

    ~Miss. Foehser

  3. I have all of their names on sticks. I choose 4 sticks from my jar at the beginning of the day and call them my "mystery people". The kids never know who I am watching. If the mystery people have worked hard all day and done their best to
    be sweet and follow our rules they get a small treasure at the end of the day. If one of the students whose name I picked happens to not have a great day, their stick goes back in the cup. No one ever knows who that person was????? Several times during the day I say ....mmm, let me find my mystery friends and see how they are doing....mmm... let me see if my mystery people are talking.... It works like a charm. Really helps with the end of the year ants in their pants!!!


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