Monday, November 22, 2010

Management Monday

Today's "Monday Management" tip comes from one of the cutesy-est (cutesiest?) teachers I know...

Mrs. Lamb!

Mrs. Lamb and I went to college together (another SUU alum!) and then we both randomly got hired at the same school. I love everything about her classroom! Management is one of her natural talents. Here are two things she does to help keep her students in line:
  • Mystery Motivator: Cut out the letters of words that spell out a prize for good behavior. Flip them over and hang them up in your classroom. Every time your students get caught having good behavior, they get to flip a letter over. Once all the letters have been flipped, they earn the 'prize' that has been spelled out. Ideas for prizes include: extra recess, quiet free time, popsicle party, movie and popcorn, etc.
  • Behavior Chart: Create a chart with 4 different colors. Blue = Way to Go! Green = Keep it Up! Yellow = Warning. Red = Stop and Think. Write each students' name on a clothes pin and put them all on green. Throughout the day, students move their name down for bad behavior, or get rewarded for good behavior by moving up to blue. This is a great idea for keeping track of who already has had warnings for the day. (Our school follows the Stop and Think program for behavior.) Students who move to blue get a 'Caught Ya' ticket, which they save up to buy prizes in Mrs. Lamb's school store.
Click HERE to download a copy of her Caught Ya tickets.

And to prove how cutesy she is, here are some pictures of her super cute classroom.



FYI - Mrs. Lamb makes all her stuff from scratch. Her reading buddies and swimming friends are just clipart images, she has blown them up, traced onto poster board, pieced them together, and chalked the edges. Her dot numbers come are just a font that she blew up very large. 

47 comments:

Rachelle and Brian said...

What are those cute animals in the corner of her room? What does each say?

Katie King said...

Mrs. Lamb,

I love your ideas! I got really motivated by your headings (letters individually backed) and redid a lot of mine in my classroom. I also really liked your mystery motivator!! Do you draw your people free head or where do you find them? Thanks for sharing!

absees123s said...

Does Mrs. Lamb have a classroom blog? Would love to have the address if she does..btw..congrats on the baby!

Stacy K. Wolf said...

Mrs. Lamb's art is so incredibly cute!! Do you freehand this?

Jennifer said...

Just curious about Mrs. Lamb made her Digging for Help board. Could you have her email me at jenniferrhuskey777@gmail.com Please!

Sarah said...

I would love them as well --if you have another "sweep" of an email going out!! They are pretty CUTE! Thanks for sharing great tips w/ others!!

Sarah
shetrick@gmail.com

Rachel said...

Sign me up for that reading strategies email if possible!

rgrimes1125@gmail.com

Jennifer said...

Hi Mrs. Lamb! Where do you get your classroom decorations...the little kids are ADORABLE! I would love your reading strategies as well. I started your mystery motivator this week in my class...it's hysterical to hear the kids try to guess what it's going to be! Thanks for the great ideas.
Congrats on the new baby as well! I just got back in January from maternity leave.
~Jennifer
brymai13@gmail.com

Carol said...

I love everything about Mrs. Lamb's board (last picture)! Did she create all the number signs, calendar headers, abc chart, etc? If so, what fonts does she use and are her materials available? Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I would love a copy as well! Very helpful! My email is melanievictoria@yahoo.com. Thank you so much!

carol said...

Would love a copy of the reading buddies as well--carol0977@gmail.com. Thanks much!!

Anonymous said...

I would also LOVE a copy of your reading strategies! I am currently teaching third grade but I will be moving to first grade next year! I am so excited to have come across this FANTASTIC blog! It is so full of creative ideas and suggestions! Can't wait to do more exploring! THANK YOU FOR SHARING!
koechlc@unit5.org

Anonymous said...

Your classroom is beautiful. I've just discovered the world of blogging and am amazed at all the great ideas that are shared. I would also love a copy of your reading strategy animals. I'm a first grade teacher in upstate NY. Thank you so much for sharing if you get a chance.
bvanderwarker@nycap.rr.com

txtchrgirl said...

Mrs. Lamb I need your reading strategy animal buddies! I think it's so creative and I know my students will LOVE them:) Please email them to:
txtchrgirl@gmail.com
<3 THANKS!
BTW do you have your own blog?

Kelli said...

What font did she use for her touch point math numbers above the board?

Kelli said...

I would also love a copy of your reading strategy animal buddies. They are so cute.
kshedd@scsk12.org

Keep up the good work.

Clair said...

I would LOVE a copy of your reading strategies animal buddies. They are great! My email address is cbritt@york.k12.sc.us Thanks so much!

Mrs. Maute's Classroom said...

I love your classroom, Mrs. Lamb. Could you explain how the Digging for Helpers works? Also I would love your reading strategies!
Amy

momoftwins14@yahoo.com

Cyndi said...

Thanks so much for offering to share your reading strategy animal buddies! I hope you are not too overwhelmed by all the responses you have received!! When convenient, can I also jump on the bandwagon and receive a copy of these?!! I appreciate it!
CMRSBL00M9@aol.com

jkilleen said...

Hi Mrs. Lamb! I was wondering if I could also get a copy of your reading buddies. They are super cute. I have been using some with my Kindergarten kids this year, but I think yours might be a little more motivating for them! Thanks!
jkilleen@cca.k12.ia.us

Amanda said...

I just stumbled onto this post again, and I would also LOVE to have a copy of the reading buddies... if I'm not too late! They are so cute!

Amanda
amanda.nickerson84@gmail.com
http://www.oneextradegree.blogspot.com

tnelson said...

I would also like a copy of your Reading buddies. Thanks so much they are super cute!

tnelson said...

OOOPS! I forgot to give you my email.

tnelson@mail.lced.net

Thanks again!

Heather said...

I would also love a copy of the reading buddies! heatherbryden@yahoo.com

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I just came across this log and must say... I AM A FAN!! Is Mrs. Lamb still emailing her reading buddies? I would love to get my hands on them (and everything else in her room) :)

Thanks a bunch. Amy.meskimen@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

oops...Blog! LOL

Mrs. McHaffie said...

I would love to know where she found her adorable little kid art and surf boards or if this is all freehand. I am switching up my room to a beach theme and would LOVE to get my hands on those! Adorable!

Kelly
Beg, Borrow, Steal
www.mchaffiek.blogspot.com

kellymchaffie@hotmail.com

Emily said...
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Emily said...

I would love a copy of the reading buddies too.
ejo.evans@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Hello! I would love your reading buddies as well! Thanks so much! Very talented artwork!

Nancy
knshade@unitelsd.com

Army wife said...

What a great room! May I please get a copy of the reading buddies? Thanks

Amy

amy.meskimen@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a super classroom! Please also send me the animal reading buddies.
Thanks!

morissehm@gmail.com

Leslie said...

Am I too late to ask where Mrs. Lamb came across the dotted numerals above her calendar? I would be very grateful to receive a copy of that!

Otherwise... I'm following your blog faithfully and I continue to be inspired by your ideas. Thanks for sharing! Leslie

The Sherman Four said...

Is mrs lamb still emailing her reading buddies? I know it's a long time later than the original
L post but they are too cute!!!!
Girlforgod27@aol.com

Jessica said...

OMG!!! I have been looking for "touch math" numbers EVERYWHERE!!! I love the ones that you have pictured! Is there anyway that I can purchase them or is she willing to share?! Thanks for sharing the pictures! What a great classroom! =)

Jessica (gleadallj84@gmail.com)
http://underthealphabettree.blogspot.com/

Erin said...

Wow!!! I would LOVE to get/buy a copy of the touch math numbers!!!

My email is bassfamily at gmail dot com

THANK YOU and what a GREAT classroom! I am so inspired!

Isabel Z said...

Wow, I am blown away by the photos of Ms. Lamb's classroom. I want to be a student in her class! I too would love a copy (purchase or freebie) of her touch math numbers, reading strategies, etc.

I too would love to know what the animals are in the corner above the book bins.

A million thanks for the inspiration.

isabelzito at verizon dot net

Trisha said...

I too would love the touch math numbers...SO adorable. I am having a beach theme in my classroom next year and I just love her cute people. I believe you stated that she does this freehand? She uses the clipart and blows it up? Does she use an overhead projector to blow it up and trace onto paper? Where did she get the original art? Thanks.
My email is tlandis@pennview.org

Anonymous said...

Love all your ideas! Thanks for sharing. Does Mrs. Lamb have a blog?

Thanks.

dkrzus@aol.com

Miss J said...

Your room is adorable. Thanks for sharing!!

Miss J

Ms. C said...

SO CUTE!!! I realize this message is very delayed from the original date of post. I've look EVERYWHERE for touch math numbers! If she's willing to share where she got them, I would be so greatful! I'll pay her for them! :)
Thanks so much!
Claire Combs
volgrad97@aol.com

Ms. Hallemann said...

I would love a copy of her reading buddies too!! Too cute- your ideas are great!

~Lauren
laurenh1@wcs.edu

Cindy Clark said...

I LOVE your beach theme decorations. I know the details say it is just clip art that you blew up. Which clip art set did you use?
Thank You,
Cindy Clark
cclark@mcalester.k12.ok.us

Anonymous said...

Where did you find the clip art that you used?

alexis.bailey@capital.k12.de.us

Anonymous said...

I also am interested in the touch math posters if she is willing to share.

Thanks,
sarah.zeig@bryanisd.org

Justinymvq said...

I would also love a copy of the reading buddies! heatherbryden@yahoo.com Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Lamb.....Where can I get the touch math font? I have been looking for one all over and can't seem to find one!

Rebecca
rebeccaeichten@yahoo.com

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