Hey teaching friends!
Just a quickie blog post today – an idea for positive behavior reinforcement!
First, start with these supplies – all found in my local craft store: the pennant paper was found in the scrapbook section (though if you have more time and choose, you could certainly make your own with paper you have on hand), some letter stickers in the colors of your choice, twine, and mini clothespins (also found in the scrapbook aisle as that is what they are meant for – lol).
Putting it all together is pretty self-explanatory.
To use, simply put up a letter when students have met the behavior expectations for the day. You could also take down (though I prefer to focus on the positive behavior rather than to notice the negative behavior when possible). Change up the word to “celebrate” or “well done” if you like. I like PARTY because it evokes a feeling of celebration and excitement for a job well done, plus it is short enough to see the results pretty quickly. Or even have students help you decide which word to use!
When the class finishes spelling out the desired word, schedule the incentive. It could be an extra 10 minutes outside playing, free choice on the computers, bring a stuffed friend to school day, or even a popcorn treat while silent reading. Make it be fun and it doesn’t have to cost a ton of money or time out of your day.
What other ideas can you think of? I would love to hear them in the comments below!
Have fun “partying” and I will talk to you soon,