Tried and True Tuesday26 August 2014
Classroom management and reward systems are one thing that I love creating for my classroom. I love focusing on positive reinforcement to help my students make great choices every single day. This year I have chosen to incorporate ClassDojo into my 2nd grade classroom. I've used this in the past but decided since it's monster theme, it fits perfectly with my classroom and I would use it full time! I decided to use ClassDojo for a storage tool where I can keep track of points earned and lost for different behaviors in my classroom. The students and I came up with the different things we earn points for in our classroom and also came up with those things that cause us to lose points for poor choices. Did I mention that each of my parents have created their own log ins and are can track their child's behavior? Best. Part. Ever.
At the end of the week I take the number of points earned by each student and I pay them with Dojo Dollars. These dollars are saved and then turned in for items available in my class store. My students love class store because not only do they find great goodies like candy, toys, pencils, etc. but they also find reward coupons. The reward coupons are more popular than the tangible prizes available (all donated by parents).These coupons are great to include because if you are on a budget, they don't cost you a single dime! We love free, don't we?
I organize my class store with a door hanging shoe organizer. I then laminated and attached price tags on each pocket. I like the pockets being clear, that way the students can see the prizes when they are choosing. This has been one of my favorite teaching tips yet with classroom management. I've been in school for 6 weeks now, and it has been very successful. I know it can be for you too. If you want to check out my Classroom Reward System pack that includes all this that I've talked about, click on the link to my TPT store. I hope you enjoyed this teaching tip and go and try something new today!