Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Classroom Management 101, Part 3

Here's another activity you can do with parents at registration.

I print the note above on bright colored card stock to get attention.  Parents read it and sign up on the chart below to send in a treat. It lists the last day of every week of the school year.

They take a reminder note with them.

I also put a little note in the weekly newsletter to remind parents when it is their turn.

Parents may send in anything they choose.  In the past we have gotten pencils, stickers, bubbles, bookmarks, silly bands, and snacks.  I leave it up to the parents.

The best thing about this is that it is done for the year! If it doesn't get filled up, I bring it out at curriculum night. If a parent chooses not to sign up, they usually send in a note some time during the year asking when it is their turn. They don't want to be left out. Very rarely do I supply a treat.

The next question is...what about the students that don't earn their stars?  They do not get a treat.  They quickly learn how this system works.

In 23 years, I have only had one parent did not send in a treat because the child would not get it because he didn't earn it.  I was okay with that.

Come back tomorrow to find out how this ties into the happy/sad face.

P.S. You can grab a copy of my sign and reminder notes by clicking on the pictures.


  1. I love your ideas for behavior management. It will be a great addition to my class. I have gone back to 32 kids and I need something easy to manage.
    I love your blog. I teach K, but you have such fabulous ideas. Thanks for sharing and all the free goodies!
    Toni a in Redlands,CA

  2. This is such a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Thanks for sharing. I love your blog!
    Can we download the parent signup too?

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  5. Love this idea. How do you keep track of all of the children and their stars? Do they have a visual that reminds them of how many they have? Is there a stamp or sticker you use to mark off the stars? Just trying to figure out the easiest way to incorporate this into my classroom and I figured you might have some suggestions!!

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