Well, I'm WAY beyond 16, but today is my birthday...my 34th birthday to be exact! Wow, I feel old! But, you're only as old as you feel, right? And, I feel great!
So, to celebrate my birthday, I thought I would offer you guys a freebie! I just finished making a new behavior system for my little one and I thought some of you might like it for your classroom or your children at home. It would make a great classroom reward system.
It's called "Magical Good Choices" and it is based on positive reinforcement! We start with a blank snowman. Each day, some snowman clothing pieces are added (you can choose how many to add each day). With Noah (3 years old), I add 3 pieces at the beginning of each day. When he makes a bad choice, one piece is removed. However, he can earn pieces throughout the day for making good choices. There are 12 pieces total and when all the pieces are added, Noah gets a colored "warm fuzzy" out of a mailbox (I used short pipe cleaners, but pom poms would work also) . We designated a reward for each warm fuzzy color.
Our rewards are...
-go to a special place (ex. Aquarium)
-go out to eat at his choice of restaurant
-watch a movie during dinner
-bake a special treat together
-choice out of the treat box ($1 toys)
I put our snowman on our magnet board in our dining room, so Noah has it in view for most of the day. A little magnetic box holds the pieces when not in use.
I got the mailbox in the Target Dollar Spot (they're for Valentines). Then, I just aded letter stickers to the side. I also wrote Noah's full name & our address on the front just for exposure.
So, if you want to invite this cute little snow dude into your classroom or home, here you go... ***just right click on each image and save! Then, print onto cardstock, laminate, and use with a magnet board, cork board, or velcro. Enjoy!!!
Also, for ONE DAY ONLY (today, January 7, 2012)...we're having a sale in our Teacher's Notebook shop...34% off EVERYTHING!!! Click the pic to start shopping!
I'm off to celebrate! Have a sweet day, friends! :)