Today, I brought a huge stuffed dog to be the class pet for the next two weeks – the kids loved her! We voted on a name, and they chose “Nemo” (the other choices were Tokyo, Lightning McQueen, and Chunky Monkey). I passed her around the circle and they each got to give her cuddles 🙂 I am looking forward to talking more about how to take care of a pet and creating collars for her. It can also be a reward for children, like the stickers and Super Friend hats.
There are a few students who are pushing the boundaries at work, so I want to try to figure out a reward system with their families. The preschool teacher has done this with some of her children, and it is really starting to help the listening and respect that she gets. Since there isn’t a punishment system in the building, it is important to setup something individual for students who need a little more management. I’ll keep you updated on what I figure out!