wonderful wednesday...I love you!
Here's what I do...
I sat down at the computer one night and brainstormed all the things I liked about my class. I tried to pick things that were academic, social and just good manners...The list is ongoing at at the end of the blog you can get a freebie!
First, print off several copies of each page. (I like to print it on colored paper.) Cut them into strips and clip together with a paper clip or put them in an envelope. Then lay them on a table top so you can see them all. I like to see all my choices when I pick them...
Next I call each child individually to the table and pick out a saying that specifically fits them at this time. I also give a piece of candy…that never hurts. However, this year I have a diabetic student and this has caused me to "rethink" the candy treat...maybe next year the slips will be enough?
I have found that all kids do something good every week and giving them recognition is a powerful tool. I never leave anyone out and I never make it a "backhanded" compliment. My kids love this and keep them taped to their desks! If I forget, they remind me..that says something, doesn't it?
Here is a freebie for you to try!