Here is a picture of my cutie pie.
The best part was when we would sit on the carpet, GB Baby had to go too. We had library and they convinced me that GB Baby should go along too. They all promised to watch him so that he didn't run away! Isn't that so cute? And tomorrow phase 2 of my Christmas Quiet Plan goes into affect.
Yes, I have found that I can get a lot from a first grader with a promise of a candy cane that they can eat at their desk while the work. I have special "blessing" coupons that say "Sweet treats for Sweet Behavior". I pass out these
coupons blessings for any positive behavior that I see, especially in the beginning. When they get 5 blessings they may trade them for a Small Little Candy Cane. It has worked very well for managing behavior during this joyful holiday time. I mean how else do you compete with Christmas lights, trees, bells, presents, the Christmas Elf that is showing up to spy for Santa, and theBig Elf himself!
Here is my Blessing Coupon Freebie
if you want to give it a try
Gotta Run...Let me know how you manage the Holiday excitement in your class.