Students work as a class to earn parts for Mr. Potato Head.  They earn a class celebration when he gets put together.

MR POTATO HEAD CLASS INCENTIVE - Similar to the Jigsaw Puzzle idea, students work as a class to earn parts for Mr Potato Head. When he is complete they earn a predetermined class reward like an early recess or pack up early for a .

Little Minds at Work: Are you the lucky duck? {a classroom management FREEBIE}

Are you the lucky duck? {a classroom management FREEBIE

Pull "Lucky Duck" stick with students' name. the lucky duck's task is to stay on task and behave well throughout the day. At the end of the day, say who was the lucky duck and say if they are successful.

Clutter-Free Classroom: WHOLE CLASS BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT {Teacher Tip #26}

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 the class fills the whole jar, I let them vote on their class reward.

group or classroom management tool- could be used to go over expectations at beginning. Everyone's eyes looking at me (add Mr.Potato's eyes), everyone's ears are listening (add ears). If you notice a lot of a certain behavior, take the appropriate part off of Mr.Potato Head to symbolize what you need to make him whole/ continue the lesson

When working in a classroom or group put a part on Mr. Potato Head when the group is making positive choices. When he is complete give a reward

!Kids love and can relate to Hello David. This is a cute anchor chart showing what NOT to do in school.

read the "No David" book(s). Then ask the children what a peacebreaker is and write down what they say. Then do the same for a peacemaker! Hang in the classroom as a reminder to the children!

Beyond Behavior Management: The Six Life Skills Children Need

Beyond Behavior Management: The Six Life Skills Children Need (Paperback)


Classroom management tool - It can be soooo time consuming to answer the questions.Can we use markers?, Do we turn this in?, Is this a talking activity? I love using these assignment choice signs to answer those questions without me doing the work.

Classroom Management - have table captain for each table, practice responsibility skills!

Classroom Management: table captains- at the beginning of each week a table captain is picked and the cone is placed on the students desk. The table captain picks up materials and puts them away

KETCHUP folder

KETCHUP folder (TheHappyTeacher)

KETCHUP folder: When students are absent, place a "ketchup folder" on their desk and slide their missed assignments inside the folder throughout the day. Fun and creative way of getting missed work to students who were absent

July 4th has come and gone, which means my mind has turned to school. I’ve got a busy month ahead of me…working at a community camp in Hesston, APSI training in Tulsa, a family reunion …

Ideas for 2014-2015 classroom (from Pinterest!)

End of the Day Dismissal Checklist. I think I would make this the 5 minutes before dismissal checklist. 1 minute is just not enough time for kids these days!