Manage Behavior in Your School Library with a BRAVO Board
Hello! I hope your school year has gotten off to a great start… OR… I wish you blessings as you BEGIN 2018-2019 in the next few weeks! We just finished WEEK 2, and even the kindergarten kids are starting to settle down a bit.
My amazing teaching team — lovingly known around school as #SPECIALS — is made up of library, music, art, gifted-and-talented, and PE teachers. We joined together last year to make our behavior management a little more cohesive for the students. We even have our own behavior form that goes home whenever there is a behavior issue. We have them printed with an auto-carbon copy, so we always have a copy for easy record-keeping. (Fancy, huh?!)
I’m the last one to get my BRAVO board finished and hung up, I’m afraid, but I think it turned out pretty well… and the kids are enjoying it. (Actually, so am I!)
I created four goal cards and have spent a lot of time explaining my expectations during the kids’ first few library visits. I started every class out with two fuzzies in the classroom pockets… and some classes lost those the very first week! (Yikes.) BUT… I think I made my point on expectations and proved that I was serious. Things were much better during our second week together.
After I posted my photo on “That Library Girl’s” Facebook page and on “That.Library.Girl’s” Instagram this morning, I began to receive some questions about how I did this… or where I bought that. So, I typed up a little TPT freebie resource to explain where I purchased everything that I used for my BRAVO board, what I use as “prizes” — and I threw in a copy of my goal icon cards, too! You can grab a copy for yourself at my TPT store… https://bit.ly/2NihEMK.
Hope your school year gives you lots of opportunities to say, “BRAVO!”
UPDATE: Need more ideas for behavior management in your school library? Here’s a new blog post that may help!