This brings me to today's Tippy Tuesday post. I am challenging myself to use candy as less of a reward when I get back in the classroom, fingers crossed, next year. I want to choose more positive, healthier rewards for my students. Plus, if it is not in my room, I won't eat it, and hopefully next time at the dentist, I won't have 10 cavities! Of course, for those special occasions and holidays, bring out the candy! But other than that, I want to limit it!
So here is today's tip. Use positive notes to let students know you are proud of them or that they are on the right track. I know this is nothing new, but it is definitely something I could of done more of that first year I taught. The example below is test week homework. It comes from the blog TIPS (Teach, Inspire, and Prepare Students) and I love the message it sends:>! Head over to Mrs. Jordan's blog to check it out!
What do you think about candy in the classroom? Leave me a comment with your opinion.