Start the school year off right with this school-wide program!
This product is intended for school-wide use or classroom use.
At one of my former schools we had the “Good Citizen” award which later became the quarterly Good Citizen assembly. We would have different themes for each assembly but part of each was dedicated to kids who exhibited Good Citizenship during the marking period. A student from every class each marking period received a certificate (four editable certificates are included) and then their picture was taken and put up on a wall in the entry way of the school. I have included editable picture frames where you can add a photo and then type the child’s name, school year or date. The “wall” stayed up for an entire marking period. Kids honored during the last marking period had their photos up at the start of the new school year.
It was a big deal and the kids LOVED it. The students were chosen by the teacher and granted only 4 kids from each class got the honor each year but we kept track so it wasn’t always the same kids.
I have enhanced the idea with this product. Not only do you get four editable certificates but you also get an 8.5 x 11 poster of “Good Citizens are:”, criteria for the behavior plus another poster “Have you..” which provides kids with opportunities to reflect on their day, striving toward obtaining the award. This would be great as large posters too!
Another component I added was a way to keep up good behavior within your classroom (between assemblies) with slips of paper that say “That’s Good Citizen Worthy! I like it!”. Each time a child is showing kindness or exhibiting characteristics from the poster, you give them the slip of paper and they write their name on it. It goes in a box (label included) that says “A Box of Good Citizens”. Each week, bi-weekly or monthly, you can have a drawing from the box and provide a small trinket or you can give the certificates from this product to your students.
Lastly, there are slips of paper that you can have your kids decide who should be honored with the BIG Good Citizen award at an assembly or in your classroom.
Whether you decide to take this school-wide or keep in in your classroom, you will no doubt see a change in behavior.
It makes a great incentive for ALL students and really is developing the whole child our job?
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