Wednesday, July 6, 2011

It's Vacation Time!!!

The boy and I are heading off for a northern adventure to beat the heat here in Texas!  I will back in a month just in time for teachers to head back to school.  I promise to have some more blog posts when I get back.  Enjoy the rest of your summer.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Beads for Classroom Management?

I got these beads at a garage sale from a former first grade teacher.  She told me she used them as rewards for her students when they exhibited positive behavior.  She said they would have a big ceremony at the end of the week and the kiddos would string the beads on a necklace at that time.

I would love to use these, but I'm having a hard time thinking of how.  Someone online said that she used them as rewards in her classroom and when the students got so many beads, they got to take the necklace home. I just don't see that reward being exciting all year long.  

Does anyone else have any suggestions?  I'd love to hear your ideas!