I’m big on positive reinforcements and most of the time all I have to do to get my kiddos on my side is to make a big deal with whom or what is going right. But this year….let’s just say my kiddos are a bit young and many are still somewhat in the “me” stage of development J.
But I digress that night while I was in my grad class I came up with “brown bag buddies” (I know I should have been listening to the professor, and ok maybe I’m
a bit like my kiddos…but it is a “leadership and management class” geesh).
The next morning I explained my idea to Lindsay (student teacher) and then to the kids. I explained we will be keeping track all week (in a notebook) of everything they are doing that is outstanding (yes sometimes it is a stretch). At the end of the week we pick two or three kiddos to eat lunch with the teachers in the classroom on Tuesday of the next week (recess duty on Monday).
They were very excited and I have to say it has been going quite well. Below is a picture of our first group of “brown bag buddies.” I thought they were going to stay and talk the whole lunch time-who cares about the playground when you have the teachers all to yourself! If only we could give them all that-all day-every day!
This is what the note says that I glue to a brown paper bag that I send home with the kids who will be eating lunch with us-
You have been chosen
For The Brown Bag Buddies Lunch!
Because you had such an AWESOME week this week- Next week on Tuesday you are invited to bring your lunch and eat in the classroom with the teacher!
You bring your lunch and Mrs. T. Klinger will provide the drinks!!!
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