Friday, May 12, 2017

Hallway Heroes

It's that time of year...everyone is going cray-cray!!  The students (and teachers) have Spring Fever and with the end of the school year quickly approaching, behaviors are a tad bit out of control.  I have to admit, hallway behaviors have been an issue all year at our school.  There have been concerns across all grade levels.  Whether it's squeaking tennis shoes, loud voices, hands on the walls, knocking artwork name it, our kids do it.  Our school is built with open pods, so these noises can be very distracting to classrooms.  Teachers were becoming frustrated and wondered what could be done.

Then, our AH-MAZ-ING guidance counselor develops a plan...Hallway Heroes to the rescue!!

Here's the idea, students need to be SINGLE, STRAIGHT, SILENT, and SELF-TO-SELF while walking in the halls.

If they are "caught" exhibiting these behaviors they earn a yellow ticket.  They write their name and teacher code on the back and put it into a basket.

At the end of the week, two students from each grade are picked to win a prize!  Yes, that's it...yellow tickets and trinkets.

It's ridiculous how well this is working.  As soon as kids see those yellow tickets, quiet signs are up and they are carefully reminding their peers of the expectations.  You may ask, what happens if we forget to stock our pockets with tickets (like I often do)??  Well, our guidance counselor even thought about that...she put little baggies of tickets in spots around the school that only teachers know and can reach.  She has set us all up for success!

If interested, you can find rolls of the Superhero tickets {here} and the Superhero Photo Props {here} on Oriental Trading.

Now, let me leave you with a little quote: "If you want to get me to do something, bribery usually works."  Not sure who said this, but it just might of been a student...LOL!!

Thanks for listening to my rambles!

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