Are your students having trouble finding motivation to keep their desks clean? Implementing the desk fairy into your everyday classroom management procedures may be the trick that works for you! Follow the directions below. (You may change directions to meet your needs/age group.)
Introduce the desk fairy to the students using the “Letter From the Desk Fairy”. This can be copied for each student, or you can simply display it using an Elmo.
Monitor students desks on occasion. When you see students keeping exceptionally clean desks, reward them with either:
A letter from the desk fairy, or
A coupon from the desk fairy.
Sit back and watch your students’ desks become much cleaner & more organized!
Tip: Wait until the students are out of the room before placing the coupon in their desks. This makes it fun and exciting when they get back because they always check to see if they have one!
The Desk Fairy
by Stephanie Kirk
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