Sunday, September 25, 2011

Smart Beads!

I can't claim to ownership of this idea...but HAD to share! It is such a simple yet fantastic idea. A third grade teacher, Jennifer Joslyn, at my new school shared it with me. I then took the idea and ran with it. It is called Smart Beads. Whenever a student participates in class, maybe when no one else will, gets a question correct, basically just stands out in making an effort academically you tell them to get a smart bead (I bought mine at the dollar store/ 8 for $1). Then at then end of the day they trade their smart beads in for a smart slip to take home and give to their parents, they can share with them how they earned them. I love this idea because it can boost confidence academically, instead of just focusing on behavior. Here is the printable I remade of the smart slip and a picture of the bin ($2 from Target) that I added some lettering to. ENJOY!



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11 comments:

Lauren said...

Fun! I will definitely try this. Thanks and we still miss you! ;)

YearntoLearn said...

What a great motivator.

Denise

ARowland said...

LOVE this Smart Beads idea! :) Thank you!

Mrs. B said...

Great idea! Thanks for sharing - I am your newest follower :)

srich said...

How did you do the lettering on your "Smart Beads" bins and your buckets with pencils, sharpies, etc...I LOVE your classroom!
Sherry Rich

srich said...

How did you do the lettering for your "Smart Beads" bins and your buckets for pencils, Sharpies, etc... I LOVE your classroom!
~Sherry Rich

Dandelions and Dragonflies said...

The letters were cut with my Cricut....I used self adhesive vinyl and layered the white and black.

Angela said...

Thanks for sharing this! I pinned it, and then forgot about it until a few students made fab predictions during a totally non-reading instruction time today. I gave them beads to wear the rest of the day, but had to send them home with a (lame) post-it note. Now I will use your adorable notes!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for sharing this idea. I have a K/1 class this year and there are so many behaviour challenges that this is a refreshing way to focus on the positive!

Phyllis

Carolyn said...

I love this idea ~ a simple but powerful way to share successes. I will definitely share this with my teachers!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing.....I was looking for some kind of reward for my class.... I think this is a nice way of doing it...