Wednesday, September 1, 2010

S'More Classroom Management

My classroom theme for the 2010-2011 school year is Camping/The Great Outdoors.
My discipline system is a marshmallow count system.
Each student begins the day with 4 marshmallows. At the end of the day, they receive a number stamp in their homework planner to inform their parents of how many marshmallows they had.
The hierarchy is as follows:
4 marshmallows: You're a happy camper!
3 marshmallows: Lose 5 min. of recess, no stamp
2 marshmallows: Lose 10 min. of recess, no stamp
1 marshmallow: Lose 1/2 of recess, no stamp, parent contact
0 marshmallows: Alternative Classroom (a.k.a. Big trouble at my school!)

The students who kept all 4 marshmallows receive a stamp on an incentive chart. When it is filled they get to pick out of the treasure chest.


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