Don't Rip Your Hair Out! - Simply Skilled in Second

Don't Rip Your Hair Out!

I am so excited to take part in this AMAZING Blog Hop with soooooo many educators that I truly admire.  Welcome to....

"Don't Rip Your Hair Out" over behavior management is the theme of my post today.  I wanted to share with you my classroom management procedures that I have set in place within my 2nd grade classroom.   A few years ago, I felt that my classroom management techniques were a bit antiquated and I wanted to spice things up a little bit within my classroom and I am 100% sure I figured it out!  
I don't know about you, but I love shopping around the dollar store and the $5 or Less stores around the neighboring I figured...If I enjoyed that so much maybe my students would to.

In came....

The DiGilio Dollar Store!

I purchased a small pocketchart and got right to work.  This is what my pocketchart looks like...

I downloaded an image of a dollar bill and added my face to the center of it!  The kids think they are GOLD!  It is so funny!

Each of the clear pockets has one of my student's name on it.  Every Monday, my students start their week with $3.00.  If they make good choices and work hard throughout the week, they will get their payday on Friday.  I also hand out DiGilio Dollars for doing something nice for a friend, when I hear a nice comment made to another child, and I pick Mystery Walkers in the hallway.  If my Mystery Walkers walk through the hallway nicely without talking, they also get a DiGilio Dollar!  About every 6 weeks, the DiGilio Dollar Store opens its doors!  My little kiddos get to go shopping in our store.  I have fun pencils, cool sharpeners and erasers, bookmarks, extra recess time, computer time, lunch with the teacher {that's me..this is probably the most popular choice}...well let me just show you....this is my DiGilio Dollar Store Choice Board.  I buy all of my fun little prizes at the Dollar Store ;)  My kiddos LOVE when my store is open for business!

I started this behavior management plan a few years ago and I have seen a VAST improvement in the overall behavior in my classroom.  I love my new plan and I am sure you will too if you give it a try!

If you are looking for more great ideas, please visit the next blog on this blog hop, written by Jennifer Kadar! She shares some great tips on Simply Kinder.  

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  1. This is genius, Anna! I love the mystery student idea!

  2. You post comes just in time. I hardly have any hair left! Thank you.
    Teacher to the Core

  3. Great idea! I do something similar, but with coins. Since our kiddos have to learn to count money, it's a nice transfer between behavior and academic expectations. I love that you put your face on the dollars! So cute.

    What I Have Learned

  4. Love fun and easy behavior management! Your face is too cute!! Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. Love this idea! I used to do something similar when I had a friend who actually worked in a teddy bear FACTORY. He'd give me all the cast-offs and I'd have those in the store to "buy" with their dollars. NO management problems that year!! lol
    Whimsy Workshop Teaching

  6. What a great idea, Anna! The money with your face on it, is too cute! Love how positive this system is. It really rewards those that are trying to do their best. P.S. Happy Birthday!

    Mrs, Rios Teaches Second Grade

  7. Love it Anna!! Who doesn't love money! Real world skills and fun!! Mahalo for sharing :)

    Corinna (✿◠‿◠)
    Surfin' Through Second

  8. Can you hear me cracking up? Love your adorable pic on there!!!! Thanks for sharing!!! It just makes SOOOO much cents! hehehe. <3
    Growing Firsties

  9. this is fabulous! I love what they can buy for good behavior!



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