Missing Homework Letter freebie - Ask students to fill out this form at the end of the week, or use it as a guide for a letter on paper. Student have to tell their parents what homework they missed and why they didn't have it. The best part is they have to explain what they will do to avoid the problem in the future. Kids quickly get tired of having to write this letter at the end of the week! (Keep a copy for your files.)
When Things Go Wrong (word doc) Sheet for when kids come in after play stressed about 'issues' that have happened outside. Good to keep as a record, for giving some 'cool down' time, getting all sides of the story and also allows teaching to continue uninterrupted, 'til you're ready to deal with it.
Interesting idea!! A secret student is randomly selected and the teacher monitors that student for the day. If the student does well, he/she is recognized and is rewarded. If he/she does not do well, the student is not named and the teacher just tells the class that the secret student did not have a good day but tomorrow will be a better day.
Before each lesson I pick a Mystery Student to watch for. They don’t know who I am “watching” out for. Sometimes during a lesson I say, "Wow! I wonder if my Mystery Student is totally on task!" All of a sudden, I have 15 pairs of eyes on me. If the Mystery Student follows the “rules” they receive a reward of some kind. If the Mystery Student does not follow the rules - a brief, vague discussion is had with the whole group about what we should be working on to earn "Mystery Student". Fun and easy
Kindness is a learned behavior! List of 10 must-reads to enrich your kindness, caring, and empathy book bins.