Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Warm Fuzzies!

Well, after changing my perspective this morning, I decided that I would post this picture to boost our morale the last few days before break!


If an effort to "keep it positive" I thought I would share with you a part of my Positive Behavior Management System- Warm Fuzzies! (click any picture below to visit my TpT store!)

Warm Fuzzies are part of a positive behavior management system that I use in my classroom. A “warm fuzzy” is simply a pom-pom. I get the smaller sparkly size pom-poms (available almost anywhere- Wal-Mart, Meijer, Target, Jo-Ann Fabrics, Micheal’s, Hobby Lobby, etc. I store my Warm Fuzzies in a container I got at Jo-Ann Fabrics for a few dollars (use your teacher discount J ) The container is red and clear, however I lined it with scrapbook paper and hot glued some ribbon around the top and bottom for cuteness!

I have the students store their Warm Fuzzies in a small container I got at the Dollar Tree. These came in packs of 6 or 8 for $1.00. Then, I wrote their number on the lid. The containers are all stored in a jewelry organizer hung on our bathroom door! I have 29 students, so this was perfect for me because I still have a few extra spaces. You could have your students store these in any way you wish- even a ziploc baggie or a pencil pouch would work! We do not have cubbies in my classroom, so this was the best solution I could come up with!

Students can earn a Warm Fuzzy for many different reasons. If a student goes “above and beyond”. Wins a challenge, earns a compliment from another teacher in the hallway, or if they turn their pink color card (our highest color) and I ask them to move their card up again, etc.  After students have earned their Warm Fuzzies, they can trade them in for Warm Fuzzy tickets. These are all incentives that do no cost anything. The tickets are in increments of 5, costing 5-50 Warm Fuzzies. I placed 6 tickets on a sheet, and then placed 6 of the same reward on a sheet. I created the document this way so that you could pick the value for each incentive as you wished. For example, “Switch seats with a friend” could cost anywhere from 5-50 Warm Fuzzies- your choice when copying! I store my tickets in smaller baggies with the value written on the baggie. I then store all of the baggies in a gallon size bag. When it is time for students to “trade in” their Warm Fuzzies for a Ticket, then I just lay the baggies on the table for them to choose. The tickets are all in black and white and I just copy the incentive I want onto the back of the ticket valued at the price I think it should be.
This pack currently includes 44 FREE incentives for your students to earn with their Warm Fuzzies. If you purchase this pack and would like any additional ticket incentives added, please feel free to let me know and I will gladly add them for you!




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