Mystery Word Cards- Behavior Management Idea

The beginning of the year is chock full of management, procedures and routines. Holy moly is it exhausting!!! Where would our classes be without them though?! I don't even want to know! So I was super excited to see that the lovely girls of WTTW {What the Teacher Wants...I just like acronyms ;)} are hosting a behavior management linky party!  I've got a lot of reading to do!

I also wanted to share with you a fun behavior management idea that has been around forever. I mean, I even remember it when I was in school! But it works and it's fun so why fix something if it isn't broken!? {Except of course to make it look cuter}

Mystery Words!

I used to put some dashes up on the whiteboard, hangman style, and fill in a letter when my students earned one. And then I saw this picture from Mrs. Lamb on WTTW's blog and fell in love! So cute!
{p.s. Mrs. Lamb is stinkin' adorable and I wish she had a blog! But she does have a fabulous TpT store so that makes up for it!}

I made some cards and hung them up on my whiteboard.
And then after looking at this picture for longer than 1 minute I realized how ugly the letters were and that I needed to fix them! {see...making them cuter...happens every time! Now if only I can figure out a way to add ribbon!} You can read more about how I used these cards {here}.

So over the summer, I spent some time making cuter cards!
I printed these directly onto scrapbook paper! Genius, I know ;)
I just love how cute they are! Can't wait to use them!

I complied them into a file of 14 mystery prizes so I have a lot to choose from! Printed, cut and sorted them into little baggies!

You can check out my mystery word cards {here}!

Go check out WTTW's linky and link up too!

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12 comments

  1. Great idea!!!! And super cute! :)

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  2. I love this idea!! They cards are super cute, too!!
    ❤Teri
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

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  4. Hadar. I am obsessed girl! Love it!!
    Michelle

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  5. You are a genius, Hadar - I love the cards and my kiddos this year could seriousllyyy use this!!

    I saved Rachelle's link in my bookmarks so I remember to sit down and read all the good ideas this weekend! Weekend homework!

    Susan
    T.G.I.F. (Thank God it's First Grade!)

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  6. Will you have popsicles on a stick or otter pops?
    Staci

    Going Nutty!

    misssquirrels@yahoo.com

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  7. Your signs are so cute! I just found your blog through this linky party....awesome! I'm now a follower don't know how I've missed your blog so far!

    I'd love it if you stopped by my new blog...go ahead and enter my giveaway before Saturday while you're there. ;)

    Amy
    What Happens in First Grade

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  8. Another fabulous trick to stash up our sleeve. We love the anticipation and excitement it creates. Fabulous!
    ~Christy & Tammy
    Fluttering Through First Grade

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  9. Do you know that since you posted these, so long ago, I have wanted to make these for my class. Thank you for saving me time. I am so buying these in the am when I wake up. :P

    M

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  10. We love you, Hadar! Thanks for linking up with us! :)

    -Natalie & Rachelle

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  11. I could spend the day reading your blog and taking TONS of notes!
    Thanks so much for sharing. Your ideas are fantastic! Happy to be your newest follower!
    Julie
    Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe

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