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If you are looking for a fresh approach this year to classroom management that focuses on building upon the positive things your students do, search no more! I hope you can adapt parts of this approach (or all of it!) to work for you.
This pack includes all you need to launch "BEST Bucks" in your classroom. BEST is an acronym to remind students to:
Be in control.
The files include a thorough explanation of how I introduce BEST bucks and manage them. Some questions addressed are:
Why the name Best Bucks?
What is a Best Buck?
How do students get Best Bucks?
Where do students put Best Bucks?
What do students do with Best Bucks?
What about communicating with parents day-to-day?
How do you introduce Best Bucks?
What do you do to encourage students to "Be Your Best" in related arts and other areas of the school?
What about consequences?
You will also get the following resources:
-2 versions of Rule Posters (5 x 7 and 8.5 x 11)
-Explanation to go home to families (one PDF and one word document version that you can edit to fit your classroom)
-Monthly behavior calendars (August to May)
-Best Bucks ready to print (blank, $1, $5, $10)
-Weekly report to parents (3 differentiated versions that allow you to sneak in some math skills while counting bucks)
-Class Bucks for Compliment Chains (10 different versions to target specific behaviors/locations)
-Class recording form to keep track earned collected each week
I used this system last year in my kindergarten class, and both parents and students LOVED it. If you spot an error or typo, please email me and I will be happy to fix it right away.
Thanks so much!