quiet+critters.JPG (1195×1600) Basically, you make the quiet critters with a pom-pom, heart-shaped foam piece (for the feet) and mini wiggle eyes. I tell my students that my "quiet critters" need a friend to take care of them, but they only can survive/like QUIET friends. GUESS WHAT? Instantly quiet class. The kids love them. My kids have named their quiet critters and made homes for them. Obsessed.
"have you filled the bucket?"-classroom management introduced with the book "have you filled a bucket today?", each time a student makes a good choice, or shows respect, a pom pom is placed in their cup and once the cup is full the student gets a coupon for a reward (i.e. doing their work in their socks or extra time in centers, etc.)
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This classroom management tool can be used in many different ways. Students can earn marbles throughout the day to earn different kinds of rewards. I have included 8 different marble amounts and 13 reward cards. Set a goal for how many marbles the class can earn. I like to give my students three options for their reward and the students can vote for what one they like best! Once you have reached your goal, start all over with a new marble amount and reward!