Friday, April 20, 2012

Behavior Bingo- Management Idea

Nine more weeks until summer break...we're really feeling it! My students are having a tough time staying focused and following classroom rules! I'm introducing a new management technique on Monday...I'll let you know how it goes! 

Behavior Bingo
Choose one behavior that you find your students are having a tough time with and let them know that you're looking for it. 
My kiddos are having a super hard time giving me their attention. At the beginning of the year, I taught them a choral response as my attention getter. I say "eyes up" when I need their attention and their job is to echo me chorally "eyes up", stop what they're doing and put their eyes on me.
Lately, it's more of half the class echoing me and 3/4ths of the class continuing with their work.
Not gonna fly! Ha!
I had to remind them several times this week what "eyes up" actually means!
So on Monday, they will come into the classroom and see our new behavior bingo board.
 Sorry it's blurry...iPhone picture!

When everyone gives me their full attention, the first time, I will choose a ticket from the bucket.

Then I will cover the corresponding number on the chart. I think I will probably just use a dry-erase marker since the chart is laminated, but you could use a fun sticker or magnet instead.

They get bingo by filling an entire column. Whichever column they fill first is the prize they will earn!
P- Popsicle Party {or you could do popcorn party, pizza party, or just party and you can decide what they get!}
R- Read-a-thon. My students really enjoy reading. Probably because they're all really good at it! During our read-a-thon, they can bring a pillow or blanket from home, read with their shoes off and basically just have a relaxing afternoon reading.
I- Inside Games. You know, those fun games you get to play during rainy day recess. You know, the games us Southern California residents rarely ever get to play! That's what we'll do! Of course, you can always make this one an ice cream party, or an invite of some sort.
Z- Zoo Day {bring a stuffed animal to school} Z was hard! Any other ideas!?
E- Extra Recess! I have a feeling this one is going to be the most enticing!

Hopefully, this will help a little, or this teacher is going to have a very long nine weeks ahead of her!

Download your own behavior bingo board below!

Thinking of different prizes?
Right click on the image below to download a jpeg version to create your own prize board. Open the file in a word document, power point slide or any other publishing tool you feel comfortable using. Then paste a textbox over the picture and type in the prize! 

If you're interested in more classroom management ideas, check out my posts {here}!

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  1. Love this idea!! Thanks for sharing Hadar!!

    Miss J
    Smiles, Crayons, and Endless Stories

  2. Pinned it because I LOVE it!!!!

  3. I love it - think google docs are being wonky because it wouldn't let me download. Will try later because I definitely want to use it!!!!

    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

  4. VERY good idea! I can't wait to hear how it goes...I hope you blog about it!! :)


    Apples and ABC's

  5. I love this idea....I think I may have to steal it. I had been using Hocus Pocus and the response Everybody Focus, but they haven't been very focused lately. Even when I blow my slide whistle I don't get everyone's hands on their heads anymore (hands on heads to stop them from coloring, writing, cutting, you know). This could be a great way to get everyone back on track!

  6. Ooh I love this! So creative... I'm sure it will work :)


  7. What an AWESOME idea! Perfect for the whole class to work together :)


  8. Me again...what font did you use on the directions at the bottom? I love it! And I don't have it...but I must!


  9. This is brilliant!!! We will be starting this on Monday! We also have 9 weeks left and the kids are really kicking up their heels! Thank you so much for sharing. :)

  10. Thanks for sharing! I really like this!

  11. Amaze-balls! Love it! Hmmmmmm Z.... Zero The Hero could leave a treat???.... I will try this for sure as my kiddos are in summer mode already! Thanks for sharing.


    Sprinkle Teaching Magic

    Oh and P.S. how cute is the blue and white signs with the blue and white polka-dotted ribbon?!?! Adorable!

  12. I heart your idea! Thank you for sharing!


    I Heart My Kinder Kids

  13. Four weeks to go here! This is just what I needed! Thank you so much for sharing!

  14. I am downloading and printing as I type! These last weeks are a killer! Thanks for this great idea! I'm going to introduce it and use it on Monday!!!!

  15. Love this! I do something similar but maybe a fresh look will hopefully help with this crazy time of year!
    Stories From Second

  16. This sounds like something our sweet little stinkers will love! =)

    Heather's Heart

  17. What a super idea! And did you know that I followed an outstanding post on TBA to your blog? You are a rock star! :)

  18. Love it! You wouldn't want to do me a favor and change popsicle party to Pajama day? We can't have food at school??

    I like the Hocus Pocus too!

  19. Cute, cute, cute idea! My kinders have kinda gotten a little talkative the past few weeks as well! I can't wait to give this a try!


  20. I saw this on Pinterest and pinned it but didn't have the time right then to see where it was from. I should have known it was from the amazing Hadar!! I love the idea and am totally considering it for next year!

  21. Great idea - I bet the kids will love it!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  22. I adore your wonderful idea! I too am printing it off to start using it on Monday.

    A Z idea that came to me is --- Zip zip zee, wait and see! Then that could be a surprize for the kids. What do you think?

    Thanks again!


  23. Hmmm... I like it! I love how you are focusing on one behavior per day. So smart!!

    Marvelous Multiagers!

  24. Oh, Hadar, how do you do it? What a fabulous idea to get us through the last months of school (oh, and maybe do some additional learning, too???). Love your ideas and thanks so much for sharing.
    Mrs. Miner's Monkey Business

  25. I have to agree with Mrs. Miner...I always smile when I check in on your blog. Thank you for sharing your time and talents with the rest of us kindergarten teachers!

  26. I love it and will need to try this. I didn't read all comments so forgive me if it was already said. Z- Zero homework

  27. I love this idea and will be adapting it for my UK class. Thank you for sharing such a simple but brilliant idea.
    Lisa Warner
    Fieldhead Carr Primary School
    Leeds, UK

  28. Hi Hadar!!

    LOVE your behavior bingo! How fun!! And the signs are adorable, as well as the cute little bucket with the matching ribbon! I pinned this and am going to try it with my kiddos these last few weeks of school!!

    Lessons with Laughter

  29. Thank you for making this! My kids are on their second round of it and they love it! We are working on transitions and it's amazing how quickly and quietly they can transition to earn a bingo card! Thank you!

  30. We started this last week in kindergarten. It is a miracle worker!!!

  31. New follower! This is such a good idea! I wish I would have found this sooner, I will definitely keep this in mind for next school year. Thanks SO much =)

  32. This is SUCH a great idea! I'm definitely doing this next year! :)

    Mrs. Lirette's Learning Detectives

  33. Very Cute and Clever idea!!

  34. Organized content is the best way to display or post an article, thank you for making it easy to digest your post.

    Princess Party Planner

  35. I have popped back to show you our Bingo board.
    Here's our version across the pond in the UK

    Thank you so much for sharing.