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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Rewarding Awesome Behavior...The Easy Way (& some freebies)

Last summer after reading about some great ideas from other teachers, I created and shared my Behavior to Roar About Catalog.  It replaced my prize box this year *AMEN* and my firsties LOVED it.  I loved it too, but as with anything, it needed a little *tweeking* to make it just right for what I needed.  My problem this year was keeping up with who had earned their trip to the behavior catalog and when.  My firsties have a behavior calendar in their homework folder that is color coded based on the day they had.  BUT, it meant they or I had to count up their days.  To earn a trip to the behavior catalog they had to have 8 good days (not consecutive, but all together).  So.....this year after doing a little blog researching and my favorite Pinterest, I figured out what I am missing to make my life easier.   I am going to use a punch card system this year and when students earn 8 punches, they can go to the behavior catalog.  And let me say, the world stoppped in first grade when we went shopping in that catalog last year.  Even though they usually knew what they wanted (stinky feet was always a favorite), they had to browse the catalog just to make sure.  :-)  I will be posting pics later today of the punch cards and they can be downloaded FREE.  I also wanted to revamp some of my catalog, so it now has a new look with the adorable KPM Doodles clipart.



Above are some of the new images of my behavior catalog.  I also revamped some of my choices and am up to 27 choices for my firsties to choose from!  (And almost all free to me, no treasure box!!)  To further organize myself and my firsties in my never ending battle at organization, I have created reward coupons that match the behavior catalog choices.  See below.  After punch card is full, shopping in catalog is complete, they will receive a reward coupon for the prize they chose.  Two reasons for this - They can hang on to it and redeem it when they want.  Sometimes this year they wanted to do stinky feet, but wanted to do stinky feet with a friend who hadn't yet earned their trip to the catalog.  This way they can wait until they are absolutely ready to use it.  Second, I can put it in their homework folder to go home to show their parents the prize they earned.  They will be laminated.  Another idea is to use them in the clear name tag necklaces to wear when they use their coupon.


So, with all that, I hope it makes sense!   If not, ask me a question!!  :-)  Click on any of the images to see the catalog & coupons in my TpT store.  They come together in a set.  Anyone else's head starting to spin with back to school stuff!?!?!  Now it's back to legos, Thomas the Train, & Hotwheels with a cute 2 year old!   Enjoy!

Click on the picture below to see the punch cards in my TpT store for free.  I would love your feedback if you're using them! :)




11 comments:

Lisa R.

What a great idea having a behavior catalog!! It sounds like a fabulous way to motivate good behavior!! :)
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melissacollins3

I love the idea of the catalog, I am so not for "treats" and this is great!

Nick and Jess

Love, love these!!! Are these available to download? Every time I click on them it takes me to an error page on teachers pay teachers.

Yolanda Nunez

Are you going to post the punch cards that you are using?

mrsmabe

The link to TpT should be fixed now if you click on the pictures. Sorry about that. Punch cards will be coming up tonight :)

Kelli

I just purchased your Awesome Behavior Catalog and know it will make my life sooo much easier than with traditional treasure chest. Any chance you can make one for me 'line jumper' gets to choose any spot in line except line leader and one for 'Leap Frog' gets to play with the "Leap Frog" electronic game during free time? Thanks a ton!

Jessica Hatfield

I would like to see the punch cards or purchase them. Thanks

Donna Garland

I love your ideas and NO treasure box! I am still a little confused how you use the punch cards and when you let them go to the catalog. Do they punch the card each day? How do you decide if they don't get a punch? Where do you keep the punch cards? Sorry for all the questions! ha!

Donna Garland

A couple more things, I have everything laminated except the punch cards. I am very excited just want to make sure I am using effectively. :) Do you have them start new punch cards after they visit the catalog? How do you keep up with when they visit the catalog or do you?

Ashlyine Brooke

Amazing blogs you have guys!! Keeps the ball rolling…..
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