homework incentive - Each night 100% of the class does their homework, put up a letter in the homework banner. If the class gets every letter in the banner, the whole class wins a no-homework pass!! But if one person doesn't do their HW? The WHOLE banner comes down!
Cover the feet of chairs with pieces of felt and rubber bands to keep the chairs from making noise and marking up the floor. Easier and cheaper than the tennis ball solution! Great idea!
25 Clever Classroom Tips For Elementary School Teachers
What to do next...centers/work station ideas.
pickles and ketchups--On Fridays, place them on the board. Anyone who has turned in all of their assignments is a "pickle" so write their name under the pickle sign. Anyone who is missing an assignment has their name placed under the ketchup bottle. Pickles can "pick" a fun game or activity, while "ketchups" catch up on missing work. It is amazing how quickly assignments come in!
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.
Three Tiny Tips: use colored dots on desks to call to the carpet, line up. green dots, come collect the paper, etc....
Great Idea for keeping groups of desks together! - "I was tired of my desks looking like a train hit them by the end of each day, so I found a great and cheap way to keep them together. I use medium and large sized zip ties to keep them together. I place the zip ties on multiple places on the desks. It works really well!"
Genius! Quiet spray. Fill a spray bottle with water (or leave empty), and spray the room to signal that it's too noisy. My spin on this? Add some Eucalyptus oil or Lavender oil to the bottle. Kids will stop what they are doing just to smell it :) That, and Lavender is known to have a calming effect... No time like now to test the theory!
From the site: I bought one for each of my five table groups. The idea is to fill up the buckets with "sparklers," or sparkly pom poms, and earn prizes as a group. Groups can earn sparklers by packing up quietly, transitioning quickly and quietly, listening and working quietly
reward whole class behavior. I have a cut out of a jar taped to my whiteboard. There are also a bunch of magnetic gems. When the class WOW's me, I add a gem to the class jar. When other classes compliment our behavior in the hallway, the cafeteria, or Related Arts, I add a gem. When the class fills the whole jar, I let them vote on their class reward.
FUN Hallway Behavior Management Idea. Before you leave the classroom pick a chip with a students name but don't tell who it is. They are the mystery walker and you are watching that student the entire time. If they do a good job in the hall, they get a ticket or prize.
A compliment chain to record the compliments we receive for walking in line and for our behavior in specials. The class receives one link for every compliment. When the chain hits the floor, they receive a reward. A visual reminder of their excellent behavior!
Wonderful video lesson to teach children the difference tattling and reporting!
Ideas for Lining Up Your Class from PreK and Sharing
Classroom prize ideas that cost nothing (tons more on the website)