Hey everyone! I'm Brooke's guest blogger this week, and I'm so excited to write and share my ideas on Brooke's AWESOME blog! My name is Liz a.k.a. TheHappyTeacher, and today I'm going to share my ideas on classroom management and reward systems.
Classroom management revolves around routines, procedures, rules, rewards, and consequences. The most FUN part of classroom management to discuss is the REWARDS! Now, as a first grade teacher, I think I've tried EVERY kind of reward system out there, including token economy, sticker charts, treasure box, point systems, etc.! I've tried individual rewards and small group incentives, but the most effective reward system I've tried is a whole group reward system!
Here's the scoop on the BEST and EASIEST classroom reward system out there! :)
First, you will need a large poster, such as a smiley face. Cut it into fourths.
Add a small magnet to the back of each piece.
When the class finally earns all four pieces of the smiley face, everyone earns a reward! Some of my kiddos' favorite rewards are chewing gum, taking their shoes off, extra recess, a dance party, or a quick game of Heads Up-7Up!
You can use another poster, but make sure it's symmetrical so it's easy to create equal parts. :)
I hope you've enjoyed reading my guest blog entry today! I'd love it if you'd swing by my blog and TPT store. I'm having a great GIVEAWAY for a $25 Target Gift card on my blog right now. For a chance to win, enter here! Have a great weekend! -Liz
Thanks Liz for stopping by! Don't forget to enter my flash giveaway!