Monday, April 30, 2012

Another Manic Monday & Giveaway Reminder

Once again, I am linking up with Charity over at Classroom Freebies.  I am so excited to see what everyone else has to offer, as well as get more blog exposure.  If you have a freebie you want to share, click on the button below to head over.

Classroom Freebies Manic Monday

Today I am sharing a freebie that is great for the end of the year!  It is coming to the time where the children no longer have shining halos.  Instead, their little heads may begin to sprout horns.  Enter the Mystery Message.  That is what I call my version of this behavior management tool.  I have seen these on Pinterest as well.  They could be called other things too, but I call my version the Mystery Message.  All you have to do is print these cards, cut, glue them to pretty paper (or leave them as white cards), laminate, and arrange them on the board or wall space to say CrAfTy CuPcAkEs!  When students are all on their best behavior, walking in the hall quietly, or doing something that makes you PROUD, flip over a letter.  In my room, the rules are once you figure out the message, you cannot say it aloud.  If someone tells the secret mystery message, then it will disappear.  When all of the letters are exposed, the students can read/shout it out together.  Then, the very next day, the students get the reward.  Crafty Cupcakes is not one that I came up with on my own.  I was inspired by Teri at A Cupcake for the Teacher for this Mystery Message idea.  Be sure to check out her post to see all the great toppings the children got to use to craft their cupcakes!  Here's the Mystery Message letters for you!  I promise they are cuter when you download!
Crafty Cupcakes

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  1. I found you from Classroom Freebies! I love this idea! I could use any help at this time of year to inspire my students to continue to follow the rules. This sounds like so much fun!


  2. I've heard of this before- but I love that you gave us what we need to get started right away! Thanks for sharing!

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