Yesterday I blogged about Class Dojo, which I use for individual behavior (CLICK HERE TO READ), so I thought that today I would talk about what I do for whole class behavior. This year I will be using brownie points. The idea is pretty simple: kids earn a brownie for great behavior. I plan to use this when my kids get compliments from other teachers and when they go to their pull-out classes. I'm blessed to teach at a school where my kids get PE, science lab, music, computers, and foreign language each week; however sometimes my little angels turn into other people when they go into another classroom. Enter the brownie points! I will give each pull out teacher a slip for them to rate the class' behavior.
At the beginning of the year, I will give a brownie if they get a 4 or 5 in all categories. Later in the year, they will have to have a 5 in all categories. Once students fill up the pan, we will have a treat...I love excuses to eat sweets!!! Any students who get listed as star students will also get a Dojo point, while anyone listed as a struggling student will get a Dojo point taken away. Hopefully this will get them to understand the importance of individual and class behavior.