Monday, March 18, 2013

Behavior Bingo

Last year before summer break, I shared this behavior management tip that I was using with my students. They were having a tough time staying focused and following classroom rules! Well now that we have less than 2 weeks until Spring Break...we're feeling it again! I'm pretty sure it's spring fever! At any rate, I thought I'd share it again in case you missed it last year!
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 transitioning quietly. I'm pretty sure I'm running a circus ;)
We need several reminds to transition quietly and quickly, so now we are going to be rewarded for doing it correctly.
I put up our bingo chart and prize chart and the bingo pieces in the little bucket.
  {Sorry it's blurry...iPhone picture!}

When we transition quietly and quickly, I will choose a ticket from the bucket.

Then I will cover the corresponding number on the chart. You could just use a dry-erase marker since the chart is laminated, but I like to cover the chart with fun magnets 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 few weeks ahead of her!
Download your own behavior bingo board below!
Thinking of different prizes?
The zipped file that contains both a ready to use Behavior Bingo board and an editable chart. You will need access to PowerPoint to edit the custom slide.

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12 comments:

  1. I absolutely LOVE this idea! So simple and would definitely motivate my little loves to do better. Thanks for sharing!
    ~Danielle
    My First Love

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  2. What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Thank you so much for this! I am going to impliment it today for my wiggleworm-chatterboxes on the carpet!
    All Things Kindergarten

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  4. I am so excited to give this a try! Thank you SO MUCH for sharing with us!
    Julie
    Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe

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  5. WOW!!! I am glad I am not the only one running a circus!!! We have 3 more days until spring break and they are wild!!

    Thanks for sharing, this is SO cute!

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  6. Love this! We have another week and a half till break... but excitement is building so I know this will come in handy! :) Thanks!
    Karen
    Mrs. Jones’s Kindergarten

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  7. Love you! Thanks for this awesome resource..great idea! Amy

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  8. My kids seem to be in the spring fever mode as well. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing.
    Dynelle

    First Grade Fun with Mrs. Dunn

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  9. Just what I need! Our transitions have been pretty ugly this week and I've been thinking of trying something new. I think this is it!

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  10. Behavior Bingo is something I am going to try! Thank you for the idea!

    Christy
    Crayons and Whimsy

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