Print, laminate and cut out these for each of your classes to teach accountability, proper behaviors and goal-setting to your students. Use velcro to secure puzzle pieces to puzzle board.
How I Use Them:
Since my school's mascot is a wildcat, my classes have 4 ROAR Rules that I expect them to follow each and every day. I have each of these letters on a big velcro chart in the front of the gym. The class' goal is to keep all 4 of those letters on the chart for the duration of class (i.e. they live up to my expectations of being Respectful, Others Included, Always Safe and Responsible). If as a class we need 3 reminders about one of those letters, I remove it from the velcro chart and we have a little behavior pow-wow. If all 4 letters remain on the chart at the end of the class, the class earns 1 puzzle piece for their class board on the wall. If any of the ROAR letters have been removed however, no puzzle piece for that day.
The puzzle pieces are their incentive to earn "Reward Time" (a day where they get to vote and pick what they would like to play) by the end of each quarter. If a class has earned all of the pieces and completed their puzzle by the end of the quarter they earn said Reward Time....no completed puzzle, no Reward Time.This system has worked well for me and my students. It has lent itself well to accountability and goal-setting in relation to behavior management.
At the beginning of the school year, we start off easy (12-piece puzzle in Quarter 1, which equals keeping all ROAR letters/earning a puzzle piece 75% of the total times I see them). As the quarters go on, I plan on making puzzles with a few more pieces to make it more challenging for each of my classes to earn that reward time.