Animal awards are an effective way to establish a set of classroom rules or simply manage behavior in your classroom. Using this award system, students are challenged to work, act, and treat people and belongings in positive ways.
Teachers can adapt this system according to their particular class needs.
This system was developed and used in my classroom for three years and was very effective. Students quickly connect to the animal theme and become eager to earn each animal award. Teachers may choose to track each type of award students have received on a chart in the classroom or with coordinated beads/stickers.