Well, Monday is officially over. Which means that we only have TWO more Mondays until Christmas break. I count down every-which-way so that it makes waking up in the mornings easier :)). Really, if it weren’t for the waking up early, I’d have no reason to count down because I LOVE my school, coworkers, class, and everything in between. It’s just the stinkin’ alarm clock that I can’t get along with 😉
Before Thanksgiving break, my kiddos wrote their Santa letters. We submit our letters to the local paper, so it was crucial we get get them done before the due date! They may be a beating to get done, BUT once they are, I just love how they look!!!
I quickly noticed this morning that my classes were going to need some new/fun ways for behavior management. They were either dog-tired and not completing any work, OR chatting it up with their BFFs during all the wrong times. So, I found this idea on What the Teacher Wants, I just adapted it a little!
I used the Christmas tree craft from my newest unit, Deck the Classroom. The tree has 8 pieces to it. I laminated the pieces and stuck magnets to the back. Any time I catch the *whole* class behaving well, I will add a piece to their Christmas tree! Once they have made the whole tree, I will give them a reward (music in the classroom, extra Daily 5, shoes off, Math games, video, untucked shirts, etc.).
Here’s what it will look like when it’s complete! I love that I didn’t have to reinvent the wheel… just took a simple craft and turned it into a behavior management tool!
Speaking of my Deck the Classroom unit, we made these little Rudolphs today. Our focus in ELA this week is letter writing, so I prepped these little guys first thing this morning! After I read a book about Rudolph to my class, my kiddos worked in partners to write a letter to Rudolph.
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