Bee-autiful Bee-havior Bingo, Is an incentive program to get students to model good behavior without constantly having to give a prize or something away.
It’s delayed gratification that helps teach patience and builds excitement.
Plus It’s a fun and easy way to reward students throughout the day on a daily basis.
The Bee-havior Bingo Board is perfect if you catch a child bee-ing good, completing a project 1st, staying on task, when you know that’s difficult for them, helping another student out etc. all those little things that really don’t deserve a big reward, but behavior that truly needs to be noticed and reinforced.
A student is acknowledged and gets to go up and jot their name anywhere on the board.
At the end of the month the teacher draws as many letters and numbers as they deem appropriate.
The teacher calls out a letter and number, which match up to a student’s name.
Teachers/students decide what the rewards will be.
You can give certificates, classroom “bucks” that students can save and “buy” things from the classroom rewards store; students can get a trip to the treasure box, or get to choose a non prize type thing, like getting to be line leader, getting to be student helper, or get to eat lunch with the teacher etc. I have a list of over 100 such activities if you like that sort of idea.
Click on the link to view/download 100+ Behavior Rewards.
Obviously the more times you are caught bee-ing wonderful, and get to write your name on the Bingo Board, the more likely you are to get a “bingo” and receive a prize.
I have a bingo board for each month.
You can mount these on an appropriate monthly color of construction paper, laminate them and have students use dry erase markers, so you can reuse them or simply run them off each year.
For sure laminate the BINGO letter and number cards.
I’ve also included mini- Buzzin’ By Happy Grams to send home with students who win the monthly Bingo Games.
I hope you enjoy this behavior modification technique. I think your students will.
It’s easy to implement, simple to keep track of and fun for your kiddo’s.
Click on the link to view/download INDIVIDUAL Bee-autiful Bee-havior Bingo
The individual Bee-autiful Bee-havior Bingo goes well with the whole group 100-chart Bee-autiful Bee-havior bingo.
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Home-School Connections: Life Made Simpler
“What did you do in school today?” How many times have you asked your own children that question? How many times have they answered with just a few words, leaving you wondering if they did anything?
On the other side of the coin, are you a teacher that needs a quick checklist so that you can easily communicate with parents of a child who’s on a behavior modification program, so you can let them know what they did and how their conduct was for the day?
I designed a quick home-school connection chart that’s easy to fill out. You can simply check the circles, or get more in-depth by jotting down specifics next to the subjects.
I’ve designed one for boys as well as girls. This form can be filled out by the teacher or by older students.
I hope it makes your life a little easier. Enjoy!
Click on the link to view/download Today I Did Checklist Chart
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Having Fun Behaving!
Since the star student flags and encouragement cards were such a big hit, I decided to write one more article on behavior modification.
100-Chart Bingo is also a quick, easy and fun way to help improve student behavior. This tip also helps teach math skills and cooperation. What a win-win for everyone!
Here's How To Play:
Run off and laminate the traceable 100 chart.
Run off and laminate the smaller number chart.
Cut up the smaller numbers and put them in a container. You'll need another container to put the chosen numbers in. I have labels for "picked" and "not picked".
Anytime that you recognize good behavior choose a student to draw a number out of the container and have a different student trace it on the 100 chart, using a permanent marker.
The tracings can later be removed with a Mr. Clean Eraser.
I find that if you use a dry erase marker, the color can easily be brushed off by accident.
When the class gets a "BINGO" (a straight line in any direction) they get a reward. 4 corners is also a Bingo.
What will be fun for students is that the diagonal lines are all different lengths. Some are only 2 numbers long, while others, like the one straight across the middle, which includes numbers 1 through 100, is the longest of all.
At the beginning of the year, brainstorm a list of rewards with students, and list them on the reward chart.
You can either have students vote on what reward they want, or choose a number out of another container with however many numbers in it, that correspond to how many rewards you have.
Whatever number they choose, will match a reward on the poster and that’s the one that the students earn.
Also, decide what sorts of behavior warrant the choosing of a number. i.e. the whole class transitioning quietly, completing morning work etc.
List those on the "Just LOVE this kind of bee-utiful bee-havior!" chart.
As an incentive you can list individual students on the other bee-utiful bee-havior chart and decide how many need to make the list in order to get a number drawn.
You could also draw more numbers for better behavior. i.e., a compliment in the hallway from another teacher or in their gym, music, or art classes =’s 2 or 3 numbers drawn; no one is absent, a great report from the substitute, etc. 5 numbers are drawn.
I've included a "Bee good for goodness sake bookmark, + 4 "Buzzin' By" bee-utiful bee-havior happy grams as well as "Caught bee-ing good" awesome cards.
I truly feel that positive reinforcement goes a long way in helping promote great behavior and improving self-esteem.
I think you'll like Behavior Bingo because it teaches patience, as it takes a while to get a Bingo. It also teaches teamwork, because it’s a group effort.
I like the teachable moments it provides. i.e., instead of the student who chooses the number announcing the number, have them give a clue: I drew a number between 30 and 40. My number is less than 10 but more than 6, my number is in the 1st row and is odd. This helps students really understand number concepts as well as look for patterns.
Click on the link to view/download Behavior Bingo Packet
Scroll down for the other 2 articles on Behavior Modification: Star Student Flags & Encouragement Cards
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Calendar Paper Chain
Young children have a difficult time grasping calendar concepts especially the concept of time.
My students were forever asking: "When is the party, fieldtrip, or other special day?”
To help them actually VISUALIZE this, I designed a calendar extension called our Monthly Paper Chain.
Here’s how to make one:
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Fun and Fair Ways To Pick A Partner
When it comes to children choosing a partner they sometimes find it hard to make a decision, because they are bombarded with “Pick me, pick me!” as many friends start asking to be their partner.
Other children feel left out because no one wants to be their partner, still others continue to choose the same child to work with ALL of the time.
I try to mix things up and make things fun and fair, with no hurt feelings, by having students pick a partner in a variety of enjoyable, sometimes themed-ways, that often carry an educational purpose with them as well.
Here are some of my favorite tips:
It's Partner Time! Make this unique clock:
I hope you found some ideas here of how to make choosing a partner more fun and certainly more fair. (Hopefully “Partners Without Tears!”)
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How Do You Get Your Students To Transition Quickly and Quietly?
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