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Daily 5 PBIS Booster

Behavior, Daily 5, PBIS

Today was our first day back from break!  I knew that students would be excited to see one another.  They get very social after long weekends! Our Daily 5 Room Maps are helpful during days like today!  The maps serve as a booster for us.  We are reminded of which activities we can choose and what the expectations are for Daily 5 time. The maps also show us where each activity spot is located. One most days, students are able…

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Curing the Blurts

Behavior, PBIS

I noticed it the first day of school.  My class likes to talk!  They talk over one another.  They hold side conversations.  They get off topic.  They like to talk and I’m not even sure if they’re truly listening to one another. In an effort to take control of our classroom conversations we created a few charts and practiced.  We practiced and practiced and practiced.  A lot. We talked about self control.  Of course they needed to learn what “self…

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Good Luck Minis

Behavior, PBIS

While on my annual Schoolhouse GB shopping trip, I ran across a display at the checkout counter.  You know where this is leading…right?  =)  It was the kind of display that was purposely put at the checkout counter because buyers-beware:  What’s Displayed is Hard to Dismiss.  They were “Good Luck Minis” – small, miniature, plastic animal figurines.   Spinning the carousel of minis, I secretly hoped, “Let there be eagles, let there be eagles!”  And of course there were!  Because…

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Establishing Classroom Expectations

Behavior, PBIS

We work together to establish classroom expectations.  These expectations are our rules.  They go hand in hand with our school-wide PBIS expectations.  Our process? Whole Group Brainstorm:  Students share ideas for classroom expectations.  We try to aim for expectations that meet t he three school-wide PBIS behaviors – Be Respectful, Be Safe, Be Responsible.  As students call out expectations, I simply type them into a word document.  I project the list on the SMARTboard, so students can see the growing list.…

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