Thursday, July 25, 2013

Behavior Managment~ Desk Awards

I have had good intentions to blog more this summer, but summer has been too distracting!  The hubs and I just returned from vacation on the Oregon coast.  It was BEAUTIFUL, but so different than the beach trips from my southern past.  The Oregon beaches are cool and windy!  I have never been to the beach in the summer and had to wear a hoodie, but I did this time!  But again, it was gorgeous!  Heck, even driving there was beautiful.  Massive evergreens shadowing the road with intermittent glimpses of the Pacific--AMAZING! 

Here's the hoodied hubs after finding supper  :)

Now, it's back to reality.  I can't believe that we are nearing the end of July!  My Littles don't come back until the very end of August, but STILL!  I still have lots of projects on my summer to-do list left.  Hopefully, I will showing off some pinterest inspired projects soon! 

For now, I will leave you with one thing I have finished, my latest TPT packet!  It's a great little positive behavior motivator that I have used in my classroom for the past 2 years.  I refer to them as desk awards. 

  After printing and laminating the awards, you need to find someway that your Littles can display them proudly on their desk.  I picked up some $1 Target photo clips last summer, but you could use 2 bulldog binder clips or clunky paper clips.  I purchased my gem clips last week at the Target dollar spot.  Here's what they look like close up.: 


 To keep things refreshing for the Littles, this packet also has seasonal/holiday desk awards to mix in when appropriate.  For kicks and giggles, I also made a few thematic desk awards too!  There are 2 for each season/holiday/theme represented and they repeat the same 2 behaviors:  "I am an AWESOME role model" and "I am a responsible learner."  These behaviors are not specific and will allow you to define those with your students depending on classroom needs.

What I love about this is that it can fit with any existing behavior management program that you are already using.  I use a clip chart, but I love bringing these out to mix things up.  This also allows me to zero in on a specific behavior that we need to work on.  Most of the time, I tell my Littles that I would like to hand out the desk award for _______ and that I am looking for someone that can do it.  This allows me to gently remind about good behavior and classroom expectations but not in a nagging way.  Anywho, if you want to check it out, click HERE!  I would love to give the 1st 3 people that comment this resource as a freebie :)

Have a BLESSED day,


  1. What a great way to recognize good behavior! I would love to have this!
    Josie Flores

  2. The mountains and beach are a beautiful combination together! It's always a great idea to promote positive reinforcement, especially with such a cute idea!

    For the Love of First Grade

  3. The beach is beautiful!!!! I would love to have a copy to use for my behavioral system.


  4. i missed but have added to my wishlist.