This packet is a gift to yourself!
Why? No matter what grade I taught I always saw a change in behavior the last week of November, particularly if we had a dusting of snow on the ground.
Children were even more energized and chatty. You could feel an excitement in the air. Attention spans became shorter, while the need to wiggle increased.
Not one to squelch excitement, I wanted to transfer that energy into enthusiasm for to behave appropriately.
These activities are quick, easy & fun. Students are engaged, on task & focused, which creates a calmer and quieter classroom. Woo Hoo!
Be sure and check the PREVIEW to see lots of examples.
This packet includes TEN of my “sanity savers”, which really help promote great behavior!
Choose just one, or do a variety throughout December & January.
1. Beautiful Behavior “Color Me” Booklet:
Coloring is a calming activity, easy-peasy for teachers to “print & go” and helps improve hand coordination at the same time strengthening finger muscles.
In this 6-page booklet, children earn the privilege of coloring in a section of the picture because they finished an activity, transitioned quietly, helped clean up etc.
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2. “Dash-und” Through the Day…
I enjoy play-on-words and my students love dogs, so “Dashund” for “Dashing through the snow” seemed a fun combination.
The Weiner or Dachshund dog craftivity is a simple “behavior chart” with all of the “pieces & parts” on a one-page pattern.
3. Tree-mendous Behavior:
“You’ve Been Decorated!” is a construction paper pine tree, trimmed with hole-punched (good behavior) garland strips.
4. “Glittering & Sparkling Behavior”:
Earn the privilege to color a lightbulb on the snowman’s string of lights, which spell out behavior. After the picture is completed, the sparkling glitter is added to celebrate.
5. Brrr-illiant Behavior:
A snowman peeks in to check on a flurry of snowflakes; each one symbolizing great behavior. All 18 snowflakes on the individual “tiles” are six-sided but different!
Completed CRAFTIVITIES make sweet bulletin boards, so I’ve included a variety of posters to enhance your displays.
6. A Sweet Treat Is Coming Our Way!:
T.E.A.M is an acronym for “ogether veryone chieves ore!”
This behavior management activity has a poster featuring a large mug of hot chocolate with either a 10-frame or a 20-frame bracket. Students work together as a whole group to earn a “marshmallow” tile, decorated with a snowflake. Once the poster is complete serve up a cup of cocoa after a chilly recess.
Is similar to the hot chocolate team effort. Here everyone also works together, but the class is earning letters. Once they spell TREAT or TREATS they earn whatever treat you decided on. This could be a sticker, trinket, candy, extra recess, extra free play, a game etc.
8. 4-Corners Gingerbread Shape Game
This is one of my students’ all-time favorite games, so it’s often asked for to be the “TREAT” for the above letter game. It’s also known as the “Quiet Game” so it’s certainly a win-win for me.
9. Freeze & Melt Game:
A super-fun way to “get the wiggles out!”
10. "I Treasure Good Behavior":
10 tickets are earned and then “cashed in” for a trip to the treasure box.
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