Friday, August 17, 2012

Behavior Freebie!

The first week of school is over - we made it!  We all survived.  No one got lost, everyone got lunch, we laughed, we cried, we hugged and we learned a little about each other.  I learned a bit about the behaviors of the kiddos in my class.
The first week is never easy, but I think we did a pretty good job!  By the end of the week, the kiddos were really starting to understand that I mean business and learning how our new behavior system works.   As a grade level, we decided to use the Class Dojo *FREE* internet system.

I LOVE it!  It is wonderful.  It is 100% free and totally easy to use.  I know people have differing opinions about the card system, so when my friend Jill suggested Dojo, I was thrilled!

Dojo is easy to understand and a cinch to set up.  It provides a site tutorial when you log in for the first few times.  It even gives you a demo class to mess around with.

Ha!  Did you notice the names?!

All you have to do is click on a kiddos' name, choose a positive or negative behavior and.... Voila!  A point is assigned.  The system even allows for you to change the behaviors listed.

Parent communication.  <--- I think this may be the part I love the most about this system.  At any moment, you can click on a kiddos' name and it will give you a graph with a break-down of their choices.  Wait, it gets better!  With the click of your mouse, you can email it directly to parents.  LOVE it!

It is that simple.  This is a great way to track behavior and reward positive choices as well.  Parents love this!

I have decided to email my parents at the end of each week.

I think it would be great to let the points accumulate for one month.  I think that this is a great way for my kiddos to earn some really fun things with their great choices.  Here is a copy of the 'menu' I have created for my kiddos.

My kiddos have the opportunity to earn all sorts of fun things that won't cost me too much money.  I have placed a copy of this menu in every cubby.  Each time they achieve a point goal, they bring me the menu, I sign it, date it and give them their reward.  FUN!
At the end of the month, I will send it home so that parents can check it all out!

I made a couple different menus if you would like a copy or if you just wanna check them out for your little one!

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  1. This is GREAT!!! Thanks for Sharing:)

    ~Rachel Ziegler
    Teaching with Z

  2. I love these rewards. I want to use Class Dojo with my kindergarten class, but I don't have a projector in my room. What do you think? Do you use a projector?

    Miss A's Kindergarten

  3. I am very interested in this. I can't wait to check it out. Thanks for sharing.


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