The class compliment chain. This is a way to reward the whole class for compliments they receive from other teachers (walking in the halls, when teachers come by my room to ask a question, at lunch...)
Behavior BINGO. setting this up THIS WEEK! Large 100 chart for the classroom, class rewards when they get BINGO. Earn 1 sticker for perfect class attendance and no tardies, or for good behavior in the hallway, etc. 2 stickers for a compliment, etc. Teacher keeps # 1-100 in a bucket and draws out when they earn a sticker, so they never know which numbers will be covered yet.
Compliment Chain ~ record the compliments received for walking in line and for behavior in specials. The class receives one link for every compliment. When the chain hits the floor, they receive a reward. It is a very visual reminder of their excellent behavior!
Chit chat chart- pull a square of the chart when a child is talking while the teacher is talking. If all 3 are pulled before recess...no recess. I have been having a really chatty class lately. I think this could work in my room.
Exit Ticket - great idea! Use a dry erase board with the question. Have students line up and whisper answer to teacher on the way to lunch! No paper! I like it better as the students enter the room from after lunch - it would help to calm them down quickly and help avoid all the talking before getting to their chair.
Tuesday's Tip for Teachers: Need a creative class management tool that's a bit different? When the class works well together, they get a piece to a puzzle. When the puzzle is complete, they earn a reward! This not only promotes teamwork and togetherness but you can also use the puzzle as an example of many pieces coming together to create a whole, just like a class full of students.
Name Map-This is a great getting to know you activity. The teacher creates one and shares it with the class. The teacher then allows the students to create their own "name map". The middle symbol represents them and then they have other symbols branching off of the center symbol that represent who they are and their interests. It also goes well after reading Chrysanthemum.