Anywho, that is why this Tippy Tuesday post is a few days late. I had to catch up on blog and Pinterest stalking before I could post something on my own! This week's Tippy Tuesday tip comes from Meredith at Keen on Kindergarten. If you haven't checked out her blog, do so now, or after you finish reading this post! This is from earlier in the year, but I know it can be useful anytime. She used something called quiet critters to provide positive reinforcement. Aren't they just adorable?!?!
Now, I am going to be honest and say I have not made them yet because I just discovered them and I don't have my own classroom right now. But they look easy peasy, cost little to make, and I am sure you could add your own twist to them! Once students fill the jar with quiet critters, they earn a reward. I also thought it would be cute to put something like this onto desks of students who are working hard and quietly. Does anyone else use something like this? Too cute.
And before I go today, I want to show you what came in the mail for me from Amazon yesterday.
Yes, even as a laid off teacher, I am still obsessed with children's books! These are all books I found on different teacher blogs, along with cute units, writing projects, and crafting ideas to go with them. They are all fantastic! Trust me, I read them all yesterday! If you want to know more about any of the books above, go to my Books to Buy board on Pinterest and click on the book you are interested in. That should take you to the fabulous blog with the fabulous ideas that will lead you to trouble because you will want them all as I did! The only addition of my own is Wodney Wat's Wobot! Hooray For Wodney Wat is one of my faves so I had to add this one to my collection too! Happy browsing or if you are like me, shopping!