2. Sit out of a Fun Activity (usually just a couple of minutes)
3. Note for Parents (I will write a short note in a student's agenda, the parent will initial after reading, and I will check the next day at school. I usually call or email about unsigned notes.)
4. Think Sheet (Here is a think sheet from Ms. Winston's class site)
5. Sign the Red Binder (Every class in my school has a red discipline binder. It is primarily to track behavior data, but students respond to it as a consequence. Parents will be notified if a student needs to sign the binder.)
I have tried out many different reward systems this year for individual and class behavior. Next year I plan to have a Star Student Binder. At the end of each day, students who haven't received a warning at all for that day will find their page in the binder (with a 5x4 grid) and put a star in a box. When a student has 10 stars they get to choose a reward. When a student has filled their entire grid (20 spaces) I will sign the certificate on the back and it will go home with them to celebrate their success.
-sitting at my desk for a day
-switching desks with a friends
-calling students to line up for a day
-walking on the other side, with me, in the hallway (instead of in line)
-sign up for lunch bunch (I will wait until I have 4-5 students and then have a small lunch bunch with them)
-playing a Promethean game with a friend during Daily 5
-having free computer time in the morning after unpacking or afternoon before dismissal
-picking a weekly job first
Some of the ideas I have used to promote class behavior as a whole are:
-I bought a 30 pack of hot chocolate pouches for $3.00 from Big Lots. Every time everyone is on task I add a pouch to our jar. When we get all 30 packs in the jar (I have 30 kids) we will have a hot chocolate party. My kids are super excited about this and try to elicit hot chocolate packets for everything.
-Miss Kindergarten recently posted about this great Behavior Bingo game.
I would be thrilled to hear about any ideas, consequences, or rewards that you use in your classroom. Please leave a comment below and feel free to link to your blog post. I will be constantly editing my posts to add links to other blogs as references.