Sunday, May 26, 2013

Behavior 101: Super Student Drops!

I just finished "updating" the cover and instructions for the first product that I posted on Teachers Pay Teachers. 
Here is the first cover.  I know...blah!

Here is the updated cover...Boy, that's better, but I still have lots to learn!

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 Super Student Drops is a behavior management tool that I have used in the past with my students.  Although a very simple and basic idea, super student drops was a hit in my classroom!  All you need is a basket or container to house the drops.  If you see a student following directions, being a good citizen, etc, slip a drop on his desk.  It's amazing to see how so many other students fall in line once they see a student receive a Super Student Drop.  Once a student receives a drop, he/she writes his/her name on it and quietly walks to the basket and drop it inside.  As the teacher, you can decide to do an hourly, daily or even weekly drawing for a treat or prize.  Students will learn quickly that the more drops that they earn the better chances they have at being drawn from the basket.  Be sure to download and PLEASE leave feedback!  

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Currently...It's May!

It's May ya'll!  That means birds chirping, flowers sprouting...and the last day of school is approaching!  Yay!  If I were counting, I would say that we have 17 days of school left.  Then summer time!

I'm linking up with Farley over at Oh', Boy It's 4th Grade.  This is my first "Currently" post!  Here goes...

It's 3:42 AM at home, and it's QUIET!  All that I can hear is the AC blowing!  How many of you have to get up SUPER early in order to get some things done?  I have to!  With kids bouncing balls off the top of my head, the TV blasting and a hubby who can NEVER find anything I have to get up a couple of hours before them in order to get work done or work on TpT products.  I've run into a glitch though...the older I get the harder it is for me to get up!

I LOVE MY FAMILY!  Although it gets SUPER CRAZY around my house, I love my crew!  This year has been very hectic!  For years I've always taught summer school.  NOT THIS YEAR!  I'm taking time off to spend time with my family especially my kids.  They are growing so fast!  My oldest will be a senior next year!  Tears!

I think know that I need to exercise!  I purchased a treadmill back in...I don't even remember.  I know it's only been about three months and I've only been on it twice (no longer than 10 minutes each time  Ha!).  So I'm thinking that I need to get back to exercising.  {The treadmill has been helpful in hanging my clothes on it to dry!}

I've been wanting my summer break BADLY!  I've been going nonstop since last after school events, work, college classes, tutoring...UGHHHHH!!!!!  I would like to take some time during the summer to create some more TpT products.  Here's the last one that I created.   It's a FREEBIE!

But honestly, I just want to sit on the couch for a change and eat Cheetos!!!  But I guess that will go against me THINKING that I need to exercise!

I need a personal assistant!  Okay, I can't afford one, but the thought of having one would be AH-MAZING!!!  If I had one, I think that I would stare at him/her for a while because I would be in shock but after the shock wears off....IT'S ON!  He/she [no gender preference ya know] can begin by organizing my closets and then my cabinets.  Oh yeah then mounds of papers on my desk...Okay, I'm going to stop dreaming because I'm getting excited over the impossible...

Summer Bucket List...
Well, since I will not have that personal assistant, I've got to get organize.  I have file cabinets and boxes filled with papers that need to be organized into folders.  I need to clean out my file cabinets (something that I started two years ago) and get those papers organized.  I also have my TONS and I mean TONS of computer files on my school laptop and external drive that I need to organize.  Heck!  I'm going to need more than a summer to get all of this done!

So, what's up with you Currently!  Let us know by heading over to Oh' Boy, It's 4th Grade and link up!  Thanks for stopping by!

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