I wanted to share how my character education board and program are working so far this year. This first picture is of my bulletin board. I have it on the main board in my classroom, right in front of them all day long. I change my thought of the week poster each week to match my character trait of the week. The Character Traits of the Week came from Lisa Richling.
|Here is the bulletin board.|
I like to use table points to reward good behaviors. Instead of using a points board or part of my chalkboard to record points, I decided to use warm fuzzies. I have these cute little buckets on each group. When someone in the group is following class expectations, I tell them they deserve a warm fuzzy from me (boy do my third graders smile from ear to ear when they get to add a warm fuzzy to their bucket each time)! At the end of the day we do a "Warm Fuzzy Count".
The group that earned the most warm fuzzies throughout the day gets a red strip in their pocket. The group with the most red strips at the end of the week gets a bunch on their behavior card. Once their behavior card is full of punches, they will earn a reward scratch off ticket.
Here are the pockets for each group. I am amazed how well this is working out. My students
nag me remind me at the end of each day if I don't remember to do the warm fuzzy count. It is really working out well, and I love hearing my class talking about warm fuzzies!!! :)