These tropical-themed, positive notes for students are perfect for acknowledging positive behavior, strong effort, and hard work. If you are at a PBIS school or use restorative practices in your classroom, these notes are a great way to make sure you're giving students positive recognition.
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. It's also an effective tool in the secondary classroom. I spent the first 7 years of my teaching career in 7th and 8th grade, and my middle school students loved receiving a positive note. For many of my teenaged-students, they preferred receiving a note rather than public praise. With that in mind, these cactus notes are designed to be sophisticated enough for the secondary classroom.
This product includes 12 pages of positive notes, with 4 notes to a page.