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These little note templates are a fun and easy way to send positive notes home. This system motivates your students to demonstrate role-model-worthy behavior and helps build a positive relationship with the parents (What family doesn’t want to hear great things about their kids?!)
I showed my students a big bug net and told them that I was on the look out!
Only I wasn’t hunting bugs – I was looking for role model students! Throughout the year I look for students who are going above and beyond (they are ready and waiting quietly, they turn in all of their homework on time, they show praise-worthy self-control, they compromise with a classmate, etc. When I “catch” them doing this their name is added to a special specific section of my white board. Then, on Friday afternoons I send home a “BUG” card with a positive note to the family of those students. I sent home a BUG card to each student once a quarter. I used the log to keep track of who I sent notes home with and when. This ensured that each student received a positive note home at least four times in a year. This is always a huge hit with both my students and their parents. Many times these notes are saved and displayed in a prominent place. Some of my students have told me they still had these BUG notes years later!
This download includes everything you need to implement this quick and easy system in your classroom: A note log (write in your students’ names and check off when you send home a note), a white board title, and four different BUG card template options.