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 :)
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,