I am teaching second so I needed to come up with something comprehensive, motivating and most of all easy!
I knew I wanted to use the class dojo. I blogged about it here if you want to read more. I knew I liked the idea of the super improvers wall from whole brain teaching. Then I was purusing pinterest and I can upon this pin from little minds at work, and I was hit with a sudden bust of inspiration! (I love when that happens! )
As I understand it (so correct me if I'm wrong) with the super improvers wall, students earn 10 stars from their teacher and they get to move up a level. It's a whole year long process.
I modified this a bit for my own needs, personal style and preference. So here's what I came up with.
When kids earn 10 points with the class dojo system (if you wanted to do something like this you could have kids collect stars or points or even dollars using a different system). They get to sign their name on the bottom level. When they sign their name they get to choose a coupon. (I have coupons for everything from sitting at my desk to using a gel pen to do their work)
There are five levels so each time the kids earn another 10 points they get to move up another level, sign their name and choose a coupon.
The top level says hall of fame. When the kids reach the hall of fame they get a certificate to bring home and they get to come to the monthly lunch club with me in the classroom. I also plan on having a hall of fame wall, where I will take the kids pictures and place it underneath a sign for that month.
Here's the certificate I plan on giving out
Instead of a year long process I decided to do it monthly. I like this better because it lets kids who weren't doing so well start over and have a fresh start with everyone else. It also just seems less daunting and more achievable to me.
So at the end of the month I will erase all the names, and we will start over.
I am super excited about this system. My principal isn't big on clip charts and card turning systems. Which I can understand. If something is going to be shown for the whole class to see it should be all about achievement. Their is no level below beginning, and you can't be moved down.
So what do you think? I would love any suggestions or thoughts you might have!
If anyone else thinks they would like to use a system like this I have put it up in my TPT store for free.
One last question, What behavior system do you plan on using this year? Clip chart, super improvers wall, stoplight system, class economy or something else? Let me know in the comments. I love to hear what works for other people!
All right that's it for now, but I will be back tomorrow for Monday Made It!