4.21.2013

Racing for Good Behavior!

Happy Sunday, Sweet Friends! I wanted to share with you all what I have been doing in my classroom to manage my students' behavior lately. My students have a serious case of "spring fever" so I had to get a little creative on this one... 


My students are really into this Behavior Race, which makes my job easier! Each team (my class is divided into 4 teams) has a chance to move three spaces on the game board, at the end of the day (I use tallies on the board to show how many spaces each team has). If a team has a good day, then they will most likely move all three spaces, if a team has a hard day (behaviorally) then they may only get to move 1 or 2 spaces, depending on how many tallies they have left. When each team gets to the finish space, they will get a prize (the game won't start over until everyone reaches the finish space).

To make your own game board, you need...
- Jumpin' Jacks font for Behavior Race words {here}
-White poster board
- Colored card stock
- Game board template {here}
- KPM Doodles clipart for decoration {here}


I copied the game board template onto blue, yellow, orange, purple, and green card stock. After I cut everything out, I arranged the spaces on my poster board until I had everything the way I wanted. (This last part took a long time, because I have a badddd case of OCD...) BTW: I got to finally work in my new office {pictures coming SOON}. But you can see in the picture below that I prefer to work on the floor and spread everything out, instead of working on the long counter I paid big bucks for... go figure!  


I have created a new pin-board called "Classroom Management" where I am gathering all the awesome ideas I find on the web regarding classroom management and different behavior strategies!

How do you manage classroom behavior at the end of the school year?

11 comments:

  1. My classroom has had huge success with the classroom dojo. We have been working hard to keep them motivated with setting daily goals and earning punches. Then when they have enough punches they get to pick out of the best behavior catalog by sarah cooley. http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Best-Beehavior-Catalog

    It has been great!

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  2. I also use Class Dojo! It works wonders. I project the website so my little scholars can see how many points they have and I use the iPhone app to award points during guided reading, centers, etc. My little scholars and their parents LOVE it!

    Jessica
    The Littlest Scholars

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  3. Ok this is AMAZING! I am going to pin this and do it for next year! I mean I seriously love it. Genius! Thank you for being so extremely creative!

    Polka Dots, Checks and Stripes

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  4. Oh Good idea! My kids have been suffering from spring fever too, I may have to try this. In the past I have used the poster maker to print out a coloring page in giant form. Every time they cleaned up quickly or received compliments from other teachers (specialists), I would color in a piece. When the whole poster was colored in we had a special treat... and a lucky first grader got to take the poster home. They loved it, but I love your idea too :) Thanks for sharing!

    Three Cheers for First Grade!

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  5. I love this idea. I have been using something similar for spring fever and have simply been awarding table points. I will definitely be using this to change things up!

    Casey
    Second Grade Math Maniac

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  6. This is such a great idea! I do table points and the table at the end of the week with the most points gets treasure box. Instead of doing treasure box each week, tables could use their points each day to move on the game board... Oh goodness I am going to have to make one of these! What a great, and adorable, idea!!!

    Bri
    The Price of Teaching

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  7. Great idea! Spring Fever has certainly set in!
    ❤Teri
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

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  8. This looks so fun! The kids are off the chain! Thanks for sharing!

    Megan
    Mrs. Wheeler’s First Grade
    Mrs. Wheeler TpT

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  9. Spring fever is definitely infecting the room!
    LOVE this!
    ❤ Traci
    DragonfliesinFirst

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  10. I also do table points BUT this is great!! What a fun and creative idea!! Thanks for sharing!

    Shannon
    Sweet n Sassy in 2nd

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  11. I just wanted to thank you for this idea and the free printable. I used it to create my own version of a behavior race - but with an art history theme. I've linked back to you in my post. :)
    http://thisoldartroom.blogspot.com/2013/08/artiste-behavior-game.html
    ~ Kristin

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thanks for the love ♥

 
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