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Cuddles The Koala Class Management Plan
Submitted by Admin (11-10-2012)
I have a stuffed toy koala that sits up on the tall cupboard under the gum leaves in the classroom. He sits there all day looking for the best workers.
The class sit in table groups labeled red, yellow, blue and green. Each time I (or Cuddles) catch a group working well I give them a point. The group that scores the most points in the week win a lolly and a marble is placed in their jar.
Cuddles the Koala comes down from the tree and the winning students each give him a cuddle, place a coloured cap and medal of the same colour as their table on him.
He then sits up in the tree until the week is over, then the next winners have a turn. When the jar for that table group has three marbles the group get a special prize agreed upon by the group. They choose either a lucky dip, icypole, chocolate frog, lollypop.
This works so well. My students stay focused and quiet during desk activities and whilst on the floor I pick co operative students to earn extra points for their table.
Try it. It works!