It’s never too early to start thinking about the next school year! This is a great product to start your year off right! You can even implement this system during your year to make it run more smoothly! I made copies of the large numbers, poster, and bees. I laminated for durability and attached magnetic strip tape to the back so I could easily place it on my white board. I placed the poster on top and the number signs all going down vertically on my white board. All remaining bees are placed below at the bottom of the white board. I assign each group of students a table or team number. Each number then represents one of my classroom tables. I had 4 groups (tables) of 6 this year. When I see students working together (as a team) I reward them by placing one of the bees next to or underneath each table “team” number. At the end of the week, the table with the most “bees” gets to visit my classroom store as a reward! If you run out of bees by the end of the week, you could make more copies. However, I have used this opportunity for other cooperative tables to “snatch a bee” from a table that is lacking cooperative work. When Monday rolls around again, all teams are set back to zero and the board is cleared. It has really promoted teamwork in my classroom this past year! I hope this promotes unBEElievable behavior in your classroom!
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