•  Class Dojo

    I will be using ClassDojo for Behavior Management, Class Stories, and Parent Communication. This app is easily downloadable for any phone.

     

    Class Behaviors: Students will be able to earn points for good behavior, kind acts, and following directions. Points will be removed if students are having a difficult time following our classroom rules after 3 reminders. Parents are able to see student's points on the app. At the end of each month, students will be able to use their points earned at the Kraska Classroom store! 

     

    Class Stories: Important information, events, pictures of classroom learning, and reminders will be posted on our class story to keep parents informed and up to date throughout the school year. 

     

    Parent Communication: Messages are private between the students' parents and teacher. I use this as our major form of communication. I try my best to respond quickly during the day. As always, notes, phone calls and emails are always welcome! 

     

    Connect 4

    Connect 4

    Another behavior management tool that I use is the game Connect 4. It is class vs. Miss Kraska. If I notice our class is following the classroom rules/expectations, they will be rewarded with a connect 4 game piece. Students will be able to work towards getting a row of 4 as a class. If I notice that the class needs redirecting, I will get a connect 4 game piece and try to block their row. If the class gets a row of 4, they will get 5 minutes of extra recess.