Thursday, July 7, 2011
Classroom Management Linky Party
Mrs. Randall from Miss Kindergarten is hosting a classroom management linky party & I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE LINKY PARTIES!
The first thing I would like to blog about is
Yes these look like pom poms to you, right? NO! These are magical WARM FUZZIES...I MEAN MAGICAL...well to my classroom management they are magical! I have been using these magical little puffs of heaven for years now & I wouldn't have it any other way! I can give warm fuzzies & I can also take them away. And let me tell you when I take one away...I have seen tears...oh yeah I have seen tears over these little puff balls! Each of my students has one of these
1. I spy a quiet table
2. I spy someone walking "normal" in the hallway
3. I spy someone being a good friend
4. I spy a good listener
5. I spy someone being organized
I think you get the point. So if they do they opposite of the above I take some away.
1. I spy someone talking during calendar
2. I spy someone skipping in the hallway
3. I spy someone not following directions
4. I spy someone not being nice to their friends
5. I spy someone being a little piggy in their desk
Needless to say my little monsters really LOVE to earn fuzzies! It's a sad day in Mrs. Dillard's class on Friday when someone has no fuzzies :o( This means they don't get a chance at the treasure box, no homework passes, pencils, or treat jar!
I have to rethink the amount I give when the kids start taking AR tests. I've had many aides tell me that my kids are OBSESSED with taking AR tests & I said..."It's because they get a BIG warm fuzzy each time they pass a test!" Whatever works, right?
This does help keep the NOISE level way down because I will have a table hand in a fuzzy & as soon as the others see that, everyone is quiet immediately! The fuzzies help with a lot of math skills such as counting by ones, fives, tens, etc. If you have any fuzzy questions let me know. BTW, I got some fuzzies in the $ section of Target!
Check out the terrific transitions section of my blog...this section also gives some excellent classroom management tips.