Teachers, are you looking for a quick and simple way to address POSITIVE behavior in your class? Using the Sunshine Award, you can reward individual students for hard work and character traits that go ABOVE and BEYOND your expectations.
Here's how it works:
All you have to do is look for students behaving beyond your expectations in one of these categories.
-I had a super positive attitude.
-I showed others I care.
-I was very cooperative and helpful.
-I showed exceptional effort.
Then, just check of which category they displayed behavior beyond expectations and it's up to them to tell their moms and dads the story behind it (which, trust me, they'll remember!). This system gives mom and dad just a bit of information to clue their children in, just in case they can't remember what they did.
I am always scrambling during those last 5 minutes of the day, and positive behavior, sadly, is sometimes the last thing on my mind, with notes going home, students getting picked up, things getting put away, etc. The Sunshine Award takes no time at all to fill out, and will make your students' day and give them something to work towards!
Sometimes, we do this chant for the student who earned it:
"2, 4, 6, 8, Who do we appreciate?"
Included is a color and black & white version.