Sunday, April 1, 2012

Pre-Vacation Crazies! {Freebie}

Holy cow! How did Easter sneak up on me this fast?! Thank goodness this week is four little days long!! Then, we’re off for our spring break! WOO-HOO!!

However, most of my kiddos are just as excited for the break... This means they are 9 kinds of crazy from 8:30-3:30!

To combat this, my absolutely amazing team partner – Donna – has an amazing behavior incentive we use during this last week!

Each student gets this fancy little score card taped to their desk. From Thursday-Thursday students keep track of the points they earn each day.

Each student starts the day with 5 points. In our case, each time a student “moves his/her color zone” they lose a point on the sheet. 

In my case: 5= Green, 4=Yellow, 3=Orange, 2=Red, 1=Trip to the office, 0=Absent. At the end of the day, each student circles the points they’ve earned.

However, you might have noticed the blank spots near the bottom. Students have the opportunity for BONUS points! If our friends move up the color chart, show exceptional work quality, can read their wonder words… They can earn bonus points!

In the last hour of the day, we take our students outside and throw tons of candy in a field (candy donated from our parents). Students get to hunt in the order of points earned – the highest scoring students have the most time!

Clicking this following image will give you a download for:
- A parent note (Explaining and begging for candy)
- The score card

Oh well! I hope your week is off to a fabulous start! It’s my mega-late Lenten promise to update this chickadee more regularly! So don’t forget us! BECAUSE I WILL BE BACK J!

OH! And a super amazing happy birthday to the fabulous Mrs. Lizak!  


Miss T said...

What a fantastic idea to keep them motivated :) Thanks for sharing!

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FirstGradeBlueSkies (Jennifer) said...

Love this!!
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Holly said...

Hey Beth - so glad you stopped by, I've been thinking A LOT about you girls. Email me sometime if you get a chance...

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Courtney Bartlett said...

Great idea! Hope you two are doing well. Enjoy your spring break!

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Ms. Rachel said...

Glad you're back!!!

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Adrienne said...

I am your newest follower!

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Teach Junkie said...

So very clever! Love this idea of making it flexible and being able to earn bonus points {who doesn't love bonus points?!}


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