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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Behavior Management Cards

I am a big believer in having a behavior management system that allows some flexibility for the teacher, as well as give multi-sensory cues to the student.

In middle school, I knew a clip chart wasn't going to fly. So I created a card reminder system. 

While creating the cards, I thought of three main behaviors I wanted to see. These were: Teamwork, hard work, including staying on task, and evidence of higher-level thinking. I named these "Praise Cards". 

Then, I thought of the three main behaviors I wanted to curb. These were: Talking at inappropriate times, off-task behaviors, and leaving the group or their seat at inappropriate times. I named these "Reminder Cards".  

If I see a desired behavior, they get a Praise Card to keep for the period.  At the end, they write their name on a slip of paper to be entered into a drawing for prizes.  I plan to draw names about once every month or so.

If I see negative behaviors, I give a verbal warning first.  If the behavior continues, I give the Reminder Card.  If it still continues, I give a written referral (our school policy).  I find that having a reminder in front of them usually curbs the behavior for the period.

I made a PowerPoint of the cards so I could print as many as I needed.
This editable PowerPoint includes:
~4 "Reminder Cards" for talking
~4 "Reminder Cards" for off-task behavior
~4 "Reminder Cards" for being out of seats
~4 "Praise Cards" for teamwork
~4 "Praise Cards" for hard work
~4 "Praise Cards" for higher-level thinking

If you want to pick up a copy, click here.

Do you use a card system in your classroom?  I'd love to hear how!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Virginia is for Teachers!

I am proud to be part of a new collaborative blog known as Virginia is for Teacher Bloggers!

This is just a lovely group of teachers from Virginia with diverse backgrounds and skills.  We share tips, resources, and (my favorite) FREEBIES!

Come check out the prizes and resources we are offering by clicking HERE.  Can't wait to see you there!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Secret Sale!

TpT is having a secret sale for TODAY ONLY!

Don't miss it!  Click HERE to go to my store and see what's on sale!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Life Science Cooperative Learning Clock Partners

I've always liked using Clock Buddies in my elementary classroom.  I love how quickly it can create pairs and quads for cooperative learning.

I've been wanting to create something specific to Life Science/Biology that functions the same.  So I use 12 of the key Life Science terms and used them in place of the clock numbers.

I will give this to the students on the second or third day and have them attach it to the front of their science notebooks.

If you'd like to pick up a copy, click here.

Do you use a clock partner system?  I'd love to hear how!

Sunday, August 2, 2015

It's Time for a Sale!

I am beginning to get my lessons ready for the start of school in a couple of weeks. So I was excited when TpT shared that they would be having their Back to School sale on August 3rd and 4th (this Monday and Tuesday)!

Everything in my TpT store will be 20% off!

So, stop by my store to get 28% off on August 3-4th!