Thursday, January 27, 2011

Behavior BINGO

As we ALL know, classroom management is something that is constantly changing based on things such as our students, best practices, and our schedule.  One of my favorite - and one I've found to be extremely easy is Behavior Bingo.  Basically its a BINGO board that I keep up on the front board and any time I catch someone being good they get to put his/her name on it!  If the class begins to get a little rowdy - all I have to say is "I'm looking for someone for the BINGO board.." and in an instant I have quiet, focused students.  I try to fill up a board about once every two weeks that a way it stays 'fresh' and exciting for the students.  Also I let the students pick their prize!  The last student who won got to play fetch with Allen for 10 minutes and she LOVED it!  I just think its a cute, easy idea and I thought I would share :)  I hope someone else can use it as well!  

8 comments:

  1. I've heard of this before and I think it's a cute idea! With all rewards-type behavior systems, I wonder if students ever begin to ask "Can I get a BINGO square for ______?" If so, what is your solution?

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  2. I've honestly never had that happen! I've used this method for the last two years and it works great. I guess if that were to happen I would just remind everyone that I give BINGO squares for catching students being good and finding students who follow directions. The teacher finds the students, the students don't find the teacher. I'd tell them to do it again and hope that I'm watching! :)

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  3. Great idea! How do they win?

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  4. I have a small little Rubbermaid tub of the letters (B1 through G5) and when it gets full I pull one! The winner gets to pick his/her prize!

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  5. Just found your blog and love it!!! Thanks for sharing the Behavior Bingo! My class will love this... starting it on Monday!!

    -Bethany
    www.learningisajourney.com

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  6. Very cute!!! What are some of your prizes??? I do a similar idea, but when I catch my students being good, I put their name in a jar. At the end of the week, I draw out a name and they get to pick their "prize." They include - drink a soda in class, sit in my chair, sit by a friend, choose your center, move anywhere in the room, stinky feet award (they get to keep their shoes off in the classroom).

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  7. I try not to give the students options on their prizes - I let their want and imagination be the judge. They know they have limits of course - but they come up with some pretty creative things that are very doable. I feel that doing this - it keeps the excitement of the game alive as opposed to me saying you can have things like treasure box, extra recess, or computer time.. So far it works great :)

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  8. This is soo cool! What a great idea. Thanks for sharing :)

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