Are you a PBIS school? Do you use restorative practices in your classroom? Or are you looking for a way to increase the amount of positive interactions you have with your students? PBIS states that we should have a ratio of 4:1 positive to negative interactions with each one of our students.
One great way to achieve that goal is writing positive notes! My students love the positive incentive of receiving a note to take home to their parents, sharing about their day at school. This resource is a great addition to your classroom management repertoire. Many of my students-including some of my more challenging students- would work extra hard if I told them I'd send home a positive note. This often worked better than other rewards they could earn.
It's such a simple, yet effective, way to build positive relationships with your students, and to increase communication with parents.
These notes include a checklist of actions at the top to make them quick and easy to use. I've also included space to write a quick note to your student with specific praise...or use it as a place to draw a big happy face or stick a fun sticker if you're short on time. I've also included some positive notes for using a growth mindset. I love encouraging students to develop their growth mindsets, and I always look to acknowledge when I see them utilizing the Power of Yet!
This product includes 14 pages of positive notes, with two notes to a page. 6 pages feature a clipart of a boy and 6 pages feature a clipart of a girl. Print them on Astrobrights paper for a colorful result, or print on white paper and your students can use their own creativity to color them.