Monday, April 23, 2012

Behavior Bingo!

Last night I was sitting on my couch thinking "ugh, I don't want to go to work tomorrow." It's nothing in particular, just that we only have a few weeks left, state testing starts this week (for grades 3-5, but it still affects us down in K) and my kids have been crazy lately. Thank goodness for Pinterest! I found this super cute "behavior bingo" idea courtesy of Hadar over at Miss Kindergarten. I used her idea and changed it ever so slightly to work with my kids. Here's what I've got:

I introduced it to my kiddos this morning, and they loved it! It was easier for me to just print 2 copies of the "bingo" page, then cut out the numbers from one and put them in a cup. Every time my kids are all on task, we get a hallway compliment, or they're just being extra good we get to "pull a ticket." They've already bought into it, so hopefully that momentum will continue! If you'd like to get your own version, click HERE and HERE.

**helpful hint! I put the PRIZE page in a clear page protector, then just magnet-ed it to the whiteboard. That way I can use a dry erase marker to X out the spots as we get tickets, then wipe it clean when we need to start again! 

Good luck! 23 school days left for us!!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

I got tagged!

My friend Tara tagged me in a recent post and so I have to answer her questions. Here they are:

1. If we lived in the same city, what's the first thing we would do together? laugh!
2. What did you want to be when you grew up... when you were 6? a teacher
3. What is your favorite summer dish? a good grilled cheeseburger
4. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you be? on the beach with a pina colada
5. What's the most challenging part of maintaining a blog? remembering to post!
6. What is the most random thing in your purse right now? a wine cork
7. What is the TV show that shows up most often on your DVR? probably some stupid reality show that I'm too embarrassed to admit I watch
8. What is the best vacation you've ever taken? just went to DC with my fiance and it was amazing!
9. What is something about you most people would never guess? I can burp the alphabet
10. Tell me about your birthday, in general. Do you love it? Hate it? Does it last a week? LOVE my birthday!
11. What is the song that is stuck in your head and you want to share just so other people have to suffer too? lately it's been the "Tiger Snooze" song from the movie The Hangover, bc my fiance loves that part and talks about it all the time

ok, so here's the fun part: I've got 11 questions for you. You can either answer them in the comments or blog about them, then send me the link. I'd love to find out more about you! Here are my 11 questions:

1. What is your guilty pleasure?
2. How have you changed since high school?
3. What is your favorite thing to cook/bake?
4. What is your favorite vacation spot?
5. Do you believe in "birth order" personalities?
6. Are you an animal person?
7. Chocolate or Vanilla?
8. Bert or Ernie?
9. Do you DIY or hire someone to do it for you?
10. What household chore do you hate the most?
11. What's the craziest (PG rated, haha) thing you've ver done?

can't wait to read your answers!