Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Wonderful Wednesday

wonderful wednesday...I love you!

My kids absolutely love Wonderful Wednesday....no this is not a prize basket sort of thing. It is a way I can give feedback to the kids and let them know I care. Do I use candy as a "treat"? Yes, but not for a special few - for everyone. 
                   
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! 


IMAG0535.jpg 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!

3 comments:

  1. You are such an inspiration to me! I've been struggling with recognizing each child's strengths and picking my battles. What a blessing you undoubtedly are to your students!

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  2. These are awesome! Is there any way to download a copy? I can't seem to be able to save it. Thanks for the great idea!!

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  3. Hmmm...looks like I need to work on this!

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