Anyway, Last year I used money system for rewarding behavior in my classroom. Our money is called Beach Bucks. The kids love it and will work so hard to get a beach buck! I think I would like to keep using this system. You can check out how I did it last year (with the behavior charts) here.
I really think I want to use ideas from the bucket fillers books, but I'm not sure how that would work with kindergarten and/or if it should be used with my beach bucks. I was thinking about teaching the bucket filling strategies but not literally giving them buckets. We'll have to see. I also really love the strategies from the Love and Logic books. I think that it's so important to give students choices and to focus on the positive.
I've used Kelso's Choices in the past and loved it, but the program is so expensive. I'm thinking about making my own method for helping students solve problems. It could even be something we come up with together.
One thing has stuck with me from my first year of teaching-
Never ask students why they did what they did, they will almost always say "I don't know". Instead ask-What did you do? What are you going to do different next time?
Sometimes I find all of the things we have to think about exhausting!!!! Thanks for stopping by. I hope you found something useful.