Thursday, July 10, 2014

Classroom Rewards

We all have our own little tips and tricks for managing the classroom. This is the time of year when we reflect on those things that work and the things that don't.  Today I wanted to share with you something that worked for me last year.
That is Class Dojo rewards.  I know there is a lot of debate over Class Dojo and whether or not it should be used, but I am not getting into that debate. I understand all sides and say to each their own.  Today I am going to share with you how I use Class Dojo and how it works for me! Plus, I am going to share a freebie with you!
I love to use a rewards chart with my dojo. What I love most, is that Class Dojo tracks your students' points for me!  That means no extra work for me!  Can you hear my happy dance?



So, I have this rewards chart and every time that a student reaches a new goal, they get a new reward!  Click on the picture to grab this rewards chart for your own room!
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2JG_UEUmfSqWUNlV1dkdVhKR2s/edit?usp=sharinghttps://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2JG_UEUmfSqWUNlV1dkdVhKR2s/edit?usp=sharing

I check their rewards total about once a month or so and update my bulletin board.  My bulletin board has each students' monster (the one that they create the first week of school) and the color "belts" that they have earned.  I have to apologize because I cannot find my picture of my bulletin board.  Basically, however, I just put a small strip of colored paper next to each dojo monster to show what color "belt" they have earned.  Now, last year I titled this board Karate Kids thinking that with all of the new movies and tv shows about karate and dojos, my little ones would be sure to "get" this.  They did not. =(  So, I am giving you the opportunity to help me come up with a new title for this bulletin board this year.  Leave me a comment with a great title and I will choose the best one for a chance to win a product of your choice (under $10) from my store!

6 comments:

  1. This is amazing!!! I have used Class dojo for tow years and have never thought of doing this. I usually give rewards of books for every 50 points. Cant wait to do this in September. ThanKs!!!!!!

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    1. Hope it can be helpful for you too! I like giving away books too but I am a book hoarder and don't want to give away too many! ;-)

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  2. I love Class Dojo! I thought about a reward system and love your idea. I will definitely be using it this school year with my class. As for a title I'm thinking something with the word monster in it: Monster Mash or Monster Rewards :)

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    1. I like that! They love seeing the little monsters they have created hanging up! I hope you have a great year with these!

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  3. How often do you clear their points?

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