Thursday, July 1, 2010

Brownie Points


My starry eyes chart is one way I keep track of behavior, but I also think using incentives for positive behavior is a wonderful way to motivate students to do the right thing. The system I use to reward the entire class for positive behavior is called Brownie Points! I attached magnet strips to the back of a small metal pan so it hangs on our white board. The students earn brownies by getting compliments for great behavior from other teachers, working together as a class on assignments, hard work from all students during literacy or math stations, or just any other thing they do as a class that shows great first grade behavior! When the pan is full of brownies, the kids get a party to celebrate their hard work!

{If you would like to use the Brownie Points reward system in your classroom...click the sign above!}

20 comments:

luckeyfrog said...

I've seen similar ideas, but calling it "brownie points" is cute! :)

Brittany Sizemore said...

I really like this! I might just have to borrow this idea for next year.

Anonymous said...

Where did you get the cute pictures of brownies?
Just curious!
THanks!
tjulch@mpsomaha.org

Kinderglynn said...

I absolutely loved this idea when I saw it. We have been using it in the classroom and the kids LOVE it. Thanks for sharing.

Hi, I'm Harmony said...

Guess what I JUST made yesterday? THIS Brownie Points behavior management tool! I plan to post pictures, but my brownies don't look as cool as yours. :( How did you make your brownies?

I will link to your post when I upload my pics. :)

~Mrs. Beck

http://mrsbecksgotclass.blogspot.com/

Mrs. Cedor said...

Hi! I saw this tool on What The Teacher Wants, she is one of my former co-workers, :) miss her so much!, anyways I was looking for cute brownie pictures and the only one I found that was as cute as yours had the sites words ALL over it. Would you be willing to share with me?
kericedor@yahoo.com
www.mrscedor.blogspot.com

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I'm using Brownie Points with my second graders this year. They love it!! Would you be willing to share where you found your adorable brownies?

Janutolop@jcschools.org
Thanks

Ms. P said...

Hi Sarah,

This Brownie Points idea is adorable. Is there any way you could post the brownies? I would love to make one for my classroom.

Thanks,
Mary
www.adventures-in-kindergarten.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

I Love this idea!!! Would you be willing to share the "brownie" picture? sarwinz82@gmail.com
You are sooo creative and I appreciate you sharing all your ideas!

Sarah
Fantastic First Grade

1CardCreator said...

Thanks for the inspiration! I made cupcakes for my daughters classroom. I posted links back to you and 1extra degree for credit. ~Diane

Lauren LaRae said...

I love this behavior management idea!

Would you be willing to share the brownie picture?

Thank you so much!
lauren.humes(at)gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I would love your brownie image... please share!
bdavis@dpisd.org

Gracie said...

Love this! Just bought a pan so I can use this in my classroom. Would you mind sharing where you got the brownies from?


Grace
www.livinglargeinfirst.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Have done brownie points in past, but love your adorable brownies. Would you be willing to share?

Thanks so much!
Tammy Wathen
kindergartenwathen@yahoo.com

Mrs. Poland said...

I found the brownies at

http://food-clipart.blogspot.com/2010/07/brownies-clipart-gallery.html

I am a student teacher and planning on making this for my first class. Love the idea of using it for a mystery prize per what the teacher wants blog suggestion. I think i will glue a prize envelope to the back of my pan and when its fun... take it down and see what we won!

Holly said...

Love your idea. I use stars to hang from the ceiling to be my "shining stars", but the brownie points is a terrific idea. It's always nice to have alternative ways to reward great behavior.

Anonymous said...

Love the brownie picture! Would you mind sharing?

Thanks!
Jamie

Anonymous said...

I do a similar thing, but I use marbles and we have a marble party.

KraftinMommy said...

Saw this on pinterest and just had to visit your blog! This is adorable! Thanks for sharing. Follow a fellow teacher back :-) www.kraftinmommy.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

We do brownie points with real brownie mix. One jar has the mix and one jar is for the earned value. We add one or two scoops to the earned jar at the end of the day and when all the mix haas been transferred to the earned jar, I bake brownies for the class. (I don't actally bake the mix from the classroom.)

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