Even though I love being a guest blogger I tend to get a little anxious...I mean who doesn't get a little nervous posting something out there for people to see? On my own blog I am nervous enough...but when it's someone else's it has to be perfect! So here is to hoping my little post is perfect ;)
Today I want to share one of the behavior management pieces from my classroom. It can be used with other behavior management tools...but if you are lucky enough like I was last year it may be the only thing you need!
I'm really big on positive reinforcement and I have found that rewarding the kids that are doing what is expected often times motivates the other kids in the class to do the same. At the beginning of last year I wanted to find a visual/tactile way to reward those students to encourage the others.
My first step was creating my "Caught Ya Being Good" Jar that sits in the front of the classroom. I wanted it to be something cutesy and big enough for the kids to see as a reminder throughout the day. I got this fishbowl at Wal-Mart and the stickers at Hobby Lobby.
This method worked really well for me because it was low maintenence. I gave slips to the specials teachers and subs to hand out if they saw good behavior. Also the monthly lunch/treat was a relatively inexpensive way to offer a reward in my classrom.
If you would like copies of my "Caught Ya" slips you can get a copy HERE and HERE.
If you have any questions about this please feel free to ask! Thanks for taking the time to read my post and if you get a chance stop by my blog "Hoot Hoot Hooray!"