Kisses and Hearts
Pamela Pounds draws kisses on her students’ papers for a job well done. They get to color in the lips. She also draws hearts when they “make her heart sing.”
Kat Baxter has a jar called the “Snaps” jar. When the kids do something that they are proud of they write it on a strip of paper and place it in the jar. The teacher pulls their names from the jar and the class gives them “snaps” to celebrate.
When introducing something important to your class put a sign on the door that says “Top Priority.” (I can think of other situations when you might want that sign on your door!)
Teach children the “hotdog” clap by extending your arms wide horizontally and clapping. For a “hamburger” clap extend your hands vertically.
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