It's fall break over here in Hawaii! No leaves to jump in or to rake, but I have plenty of beaches and I plan on taking advantage of the time with my hubby!
I wanted to talk about a new strategy I started Thursday. I have a sweet bunch of kiddos, but they are still SO talkative! I had to try something new again! And this time, I think it worked!
First, I made a tally sheet with their names on it. Each time they talked or I had to ask them to pay attention they got a tally mark.
This was a picture of the first day
Some kids got the hint after they knew I was giving them a tally or two. Each tally is also a minute off their recess. Then at the end of the day, I sent this little note home!
The blue highlighting from the tally sheet above are the few that turned this note back into me. I sent home a second notice for those who didn't turn theirs in.
This was today's tally sheet.
Less talking for sure! I made the addition of adding a warning column. I gave out a ton of warnings today! Many of my kiddos had a rough time in PE:( But overall, this went GREAT.
After two days of using this, I broke the form up into warning, morning and afternoon.
I carry this tally sheet around on a clipboard that opens up!
Inside I keep extra tally sheets, the behavior form, and an award certificate
At the beginning of each day, I tell my kids I am looking for an "EGG"cellent student! I made this poster to have in my room.
At the end of the day I give out this certificate.
Yesterday and today the kids LOVED this!
I wanted to make it one step better! I found this adorable stuffed animal on ETSY.
This is from Plushoff and I ordered TWO! I ordered one for me and another for ONE OF YOU:)
I plan on letting the "EGG"cellent student of the day keep it on their desk the following day!
Overall, I think this is a very simple, easy to use management system.
If you would like to WIN the unit I am working on and an EGG, leave a comment below! I will pick a winner Sunday!
If you have any questions about this management tool, please ask. I feel like I left something out!
I do have a giveaway ending tomorrow evening, Hawaii time!