For the most part my students keep their desks neat and tidy, but there's always a little room for improvement. During each month I like to have a clean desk "friend" stop by to help us keep our desks clean. During times my students are out of the room, our Clean Desk friends stop by and find a desk or two to leave a little note on. Once they get a note, they leave it on their desks. At the end of the week our Clean Desk friend leaves a little treat bag for anyone who has a note on their desk. I don't do these every week, just about once a month. However, since implementing this students have gotten into the habit of keeping their desks clean the majority of the time. Their desks typically look nice and neat and they tend to put things away when they are done using them. I used to take time each month to have everyone pull their things out of their desks, organize, and discard, etc. but now I don't have to! It's win-win! I don't always give food treats. I often give coupons, little erasers, whatever I think will keep them interested :D My goal is that EVERY student gets a treat every time we do it, and so when we get to the end of the week if there is someone who I don't think is going to earn one I might say something like, "The Clean Desk Snowman mentioned earlier that he notice a couple of desks that had random paper in them instead of paper being in folders." This helps those students pinpoint what they need to do to earn their note.
This file is available for instant download. It contains 2 pages of winter bag toppers, with 6 toppers per page, for a total of 12 unique bag toppers. It also includes a page of notes from the "Clean Desk Snowman".
The dimensions of the toppers are 2" by 3.2" when folded in half. These toppers are designed to fit bags that are 3" wide and 4" long. This is a digital file that includes the toppers and directions. No printing services, bags, or candy are included in this purchase. For best results print on cardstock (available at Wal-Mart or similar stores) at your local print shop or home printer.
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