Sunday, October 12, 2014

1st Grade News

We've had just 31 days of school, and this group already earned an extra recess for their behavior.  Woo-hoo! 
 
Our school is committed to establishing and teaching rules and routines at the beginning of the school year to set the children up for success right away.  One part of our PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports) program is  rewarding classrooms for appropriate behavior in the cafeteria.  Students work together on the following skills while eating:  talking quietly, sitting properly, displaying manners, and cleaning up after themselves.  Classes who work as a group and successfully demonstrate these skills earn a "Golden Spatula" to display in their classrooms and are recognized on the announcements at the end of the day.
 
In our classroom, we use a tally chart to keep track of days the children earn the "Golden Spatula" award.  When the children earn ten tally marks, they earn an extra recess with me.  This group earned their first extra recess last week and we spent 15 glorious minutes of free time on our beautiful playground. 
 
 Acting silly!
 
 

 Even though it' a short week for us (NEOEA Day on Friday), we have a lot of great activities planned for this week!
Link for the October 13, 2014 Newsletter
 
 
Happy learning, all.  Enjoy your week!
 

 

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