That CAN NOT be true in a classroom! 🙂 So…how about this?
They used to do this is my small Christian school…
Seriously! 🙂 Classroom morale is super important! 🙂 The WAY we do it is even MORE important!
I love building positive relationships with my students!
It’s the most important part of helping my students stay motivated…and willing to listen to me, even when they don’t feel like it. 🙂
We have a ‘clip chart’ style of behavior management system in my classroom. Each student had a palm tree at the beginning of the year and they would ‘move their palm’ up or down.
This is a picture from when I was setting up my room at the beginning of the year.
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Primary is so fun because the kids think that we are still cool enough to hang out with…even when they don’t HAVE to hang out with us! 🙂
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So…you know you always have that one sweet baby who tests the limits of the reward system?
So…let me present to you…
ADVENTURES IN MOTIVATING….
True story…The picture on the left was taken during a break at a professional development training I was at. I’d been working closely with this student to have a good day on the chart. I got a text from mom telling me he had a great GREEN (which is good on the chart) day! :0) So I sent this from the training! 🙂 Hooray…
A few days later, he had a rough day, and I asked him to move his palm. When I checked the board before recess…this is what greeted me. I said, ‘why did you write that on my board?’ He said…’because I thought…CRAP, there goes my weekend!’ Gosh I love that kid! Honest to a fault! 🙂 He has good days and bad days, but never forgets to tell me that he loves me every Friday…and that I should have a nice weekend! 🙂
Seriously, I really do have the best firsties ever! 🙂
They make me want to go to work every day! 🙂
If you’re interested in seeing the pirate themed clip chart and materials in my room this year…
Please click HERE for that post! 🙂
What do you do to motivate your kids?