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.
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.
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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