End of Year Behavior

Lets talk a little about End of Year behavior… I got a box of goodies that Oriental Trading sent me. And wowzie oh wow. They just might be saving my sanity!!
Nothing says shut up and listen lets be good, like extra recess opportunities!! And boy will they do ANYTHING to be able to go outside and play with these super sweet balls. (Just look at that hippo face, its adorable!)
We all have those clip charts right? Well when my kiddos get about green (just during this time of the year) they get to pick a prize.  And lookie at these prizes!!
What kiddo wouldn’t go crazy for any of these prizes!!!

I am in LOVE with Oriental Trading for them sending me these goodies!!! (Which they sent me, but I am not being paid to write about them!)

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  1. I am using Class Dojo right now. It is a miracle.
    ❀Beth Ann❀
    Taming My Flock of Firsties

  2. Lots of parties for progress and hard work...I can make a party out of almost anything. It's the end of the year. Why not?
    A Differentiated Kindergarten

  3. I hit enter before I finished. I am going to head on over to Oriental Trading Co. Those look like great incentives. :)

  4. I don't have a classroom, but when I did, I made sure I kept my kids engaged as much as possible. Now I actually spend my days testing, testing, and testing some more!

    Fun giveaway!
    Reading Toward the Stars

  5. Thanks for this post. We only have 8 more days of school.


    Charlotte's Clips and Kindergarten Kids

  6. The end of year for us is December, so there are a lot of whole school activities ie. picnics, waterfights and final assembly celebration practices. I taper off the structured learning and do fun things. The kids love performing plays, so we practice those so we can present them to our parents and other classes. And of course baking and Christmas activities seem to keep them all focused and engaged.

  7. Love the Hippo balls, they are so cute. Hope you have a great Mother's Day and weekend.

  8. I continue with my same behavior plan of pulling cards. We have several special events that we do at the end of the year and I tell my students they have to earn them by good behavior. It helps that they have something to work toward.

  9. I use a behavior clip chart all year, but it has not been as effective lately. My kids have lost their minds!! We've had a lot of "distractions" (testing, special guests, performances, etc), but I'm amping up the focus on ANY good behavior hoping that will increase it! LOVE OTC, too!!!

  10. Apparently what I am doing is not working! They are getting pretty wild these past few days. :-)


  11. I try to keep everything as normal as possible with lots of structure. I find that when I veer off my normal routine poor behavior follows. I spend the last week of school having a special theme each day to celebrate the end of the year. Students have to earn each special day by showing good behavior the weeks prior. beth.shavelson@browardschools.com

  12. We do the ABC end of year countdown!

  13. I provide drawings for good behavior for extra trips to the treasure box. I also give extra "Buccaneer Bucks" so students can buy fun things like lunch with the teacher or extra free time fun.
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  14. We really don't change our behavior plan. We do try to go outside for recess as often as possible. This helps some of the kids because they really like to play on the playground. dbednarsk@yahoo.com

  15. I have mostly boys this year...so, spring is in the air. We keep everything as normal as possible. It really helps them focus. OK...pretty much.:)

  16. I'm with Marsha! It's always more fun with a party!

  17. I don't change much but do offer bonus tickets for going the extra mile! They love earning more recess this time of year!

  18. I pull the name stick of 1 person to be the Mystery Person, if that person is good then they get to look in the "Gold Box" at the end of the day. They don't know who I picked, so they all try to do their best.

  19. How do I handle the end of the year behavior...bribery! We have a bonus recess where they can eat their snack outside. I might find a Magic School Bus or Veggie Tale movie to watch. I have them move around more than usual doing many brain breaks from YouTube.

  20. I don't really change my management for the end of the year. I just put more emphasis on the rules than I do during the middle of the year!
    Polka Dot Kinders

  21. Our second graders put on a store and the kiddos can earn "money" for the store!

    Kimberly Ann
    Live, Laugh, I love Kindergarten