Sunday, December 4, 2011

Better Not Pout Bags


Here's one way to keep the holiday excitement in check -- it's our "Better Not Pout" bags. Each day in December the children are awarded a special treat in their bag for good behavior. The treats may include lollipops, stickers, pencils, candy canes and other miscellaneous goodies. The bags serve as a constant reminder that we are still in school and we have to adhere to our class promise. If there is someone who does not make good choices on a certain day, then the treat is not put in the bag (just for that day). The students are so excited with these bags and can not wait until the last day before winter break because that is when they receive their reward...so you "better not pout!"

5 comments:

Randi said...

Officially stealing this idea for Room 121 and at home! Thanks ladies...

Anonymous said...

The Mall-ard class is so special! The kids are so lucky to be in such an amazing class. Alexa can't wait to see her bag:)

Christa said...

Bryn is SO excited abut this bag!! I need to implement this at home, ha! As always, thanks so much for all of your creative & fun ideas :)

Lourdes said...

I LOVE this idea! Thanks for recognizing their excitement for Christmas without dismissing the teaching time.

Kristen Tiurchy said...

This is such a creative idea. Dealing with the kids before winter break must be difficult for you teachers, so great job finding a positive way to channel their excitement!