SNIPS is a classroom/behavior management technique that is fun for both students and teachers. This approach to discipline brings a hands-on and visual association that is suitable for any early elementary classroom.
How It Works: Students are provided with a SNIPS behavior card each week. Each card is divided into the five days of school while holding 3 SNIPS per day. Each time a student breaks a rule, the teacher will use a hole punch to take a SNIP from their card. Punishment and reward are left entirely up to each individual teacher.
SNIPS is an acronym for the five basic classroom rules: Shouting, Noisy, Impolite, Pushing, Stingy. Teachers are encouraged to define their classroom rules for each of these 5 categories.
This technique works well with students because of the visual representation of their behavior. Students have a card that identifies their behavior for each day and week that they can actually see and touch and feel. Students are also reprimanded for bad behavior immediately which promotes a greater understanding and association between good and bad behaviors.
This package includes thematic behavior cards for the months of July through September. The thematic foci are on the Fourth of July for July, a hot day at the beach for August, and Back To School for September. Each page includes 8 reproducible cards. Two versions are available; a colored version and one in black and white.
The next series of the SNIPS behavior cards will be October through December. An extra SNIPS bonus will also be available soon, including special Birthday SNIPS.
Have FUN using the SNIPS method! Let's get students excited about good behavior again!