Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Ultimate Battle: Bieber vs. Skywalker

This time of year gets hectic.  The regular behavior management ideas that were working perfectly, no longer do the job.  They *kinda* work, but the kiddos aren't excited about them.

I like to find celebrities/topics that my students are obsessed with and make a behavior management tool out of it!

Enter:  Bieber and Skywalker:

Or perhaps you like the more "kid-friendly" pictures of these two. How adorbs:

Most  of the girls are OB.SESS.ED with Justin Bieber {I call him "the biebs"} and the boys love them some Luke Skywalker.  Here's how the management works. You need to show the students the picture of Beiber and Skywalker.  Tell them that need to choose a team.  Do they want to be on Team Bieber or Team Skywalker {it's not a boys vs. girls thing on purpose, but it might turn out that way}?  They use a tag to show their love for whichever celebrity they chose {it's for me to keep track of who is on what team}. They attach that to their desk:

When I *catch* someone from Team Bieber or Team Skywalker on task, I will give them a point.  If they misbehave, they lose a point {I usually don't take points away, but at the end of the year...it works}.

It looks as if Team Skywalker might walk away with a victory!!!

Whichever  team has the most points at the end of the day {or the end of the week} gets a prize. I like to keep it simple, ya'll.  So, if Team Bieber wins, we listen to a Justin Bieber song {an age-appropriate one for sure} as we clean up that day. This throws them in a fit of excitement and dancing. It'll bring you back to the time of *NSYNC and Backstreet Boys.  If Team Skywalker wins, we listen to the Star Wars Theme and let me tell you.....there will be loads of pretend light-sabers {which I totally thought they were called light-savers} and only thismuch dancing.

I know what you are thinking. This TEACHER IS CRRRRAAZZZZYYY.
And. You. Are. Correct.

You can download this 
behavior management freebie {here}. 
I cannot provide the "real" pictures of Biebs and Luke, but you can google those images easily.
 I did provide everything else for you!  

So, tell me..... are you on 
Team Bieber or  Team Skywalker?


Lita Lita said...

This is cool! My students will love doing this on second grade.

Courtney Bartlett said...

Such a cute idea! Thanks for sharing!

Swimming into Second

Jodi said...

Love it!!! I'm getting desperate and willing to try anything at this point in the year ;)


Briawna said...

This is too fun! I love it!

Lesson Plan SOS Teachers said...

I just tried to post a comment but I dont think it worked...so sorry if you see me twice!!! Anyways...LOOOOOOVE this idea!!!! I am totally pulling out all of my tricks at this point and you BET I will be printing up these handsome faces tonight!!!!!
THANK YOU for sharing!!!!!!!! :)

Kim said...

LOVE THIS! And I am TOTALLY Team Skywalker....I'm such a star wars nerd, it's not even funny! :)

Kristen said...

You are so smart and I cannot stop laughing--this is too brilliant! I think Skywalker falls more within my generation so I'll go with that team!
Kristen :)

Michelle said...
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Reagan Tunstall said...

I am just team Rachelle.
Love you!!!
great idea that I need to start STAT.

Jennifer Stephens said...

This is such a good idea! Thanks!

Mrs. McHaffie said...

This is so perfect! Will start implementing tomorrow!!!
Thanks for being brilliant!
Beg, Borrow, Steal

Mrs. Anderson said...

My kids would love this, especially the girls. They would all want to be on Justin's team. I haven't used celebrity pictures in this way, but I do use them on bulletin boards and put speech bubbles next to them. Then I add things like...Don't forget to study your spelling words! Read a story to me tonight!

Jaycee Weaver and Lohren Nolan said...

so cute! My class would love this! Thanks for sharing.


Lohren Nolan

Sarah Cooley said...

um, this. is. awesome. ! :)

teacherking55 said...

This is great!! My kids would so love this! I use light sabers as pointers in my classroom. :) What a COOL teacher you are!!!!!!! A big SHOUT OUT to you! I would love to be in your class. :)

Laura Starnes said...

I LOVE this idea! My kiddos would SO totally go for this!

Kinder Kraziness

Erica Bohrer said...

Team Hans Solo!!! Luke kissed his sister...yuck. I am 33 and I was old enough to see the last of the original Star Wars movies in the theater with my parents. My dad was a big fan back then.

I remember the NSYNC and Backstreet Boys were popular when I was in college. My friends' boyfriend was a huge NSYNC fan and was on TRL with them. Um, not her proudest moment as a gf.

Thanks for sharing!

luckeyfrog said...

Not crazy at all- you're AWESOME! We all need new stuff at this point in the year! What a fun idea. I love how you reward at the end of the day in such a simple way.

I'm Team Skywalker, for sure! :)

Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

Amber P. said...

What a fun idea!

Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher

Ms. Kerri said...

This might be the best idea ever. I'm thinking I'll be doing this for sure. Thanks so much for sharing.

Kristin said...

Baby, baby, baby, oh!
Biebs all the way!
And I love this!
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Robin said...

You have TOTALLY made my day. Many thanks! And hoping the rest of the year goes smoothly for ya!

4321teach said...

What a creative idea! I don't think I could get away with the music at the end of the day, since my dismissal is one of the craziest things, but I may be able to adjust it. It is reassuring to hear that I am not the only teacher dealing with CRAZY kids.


Tiggeriffic 2nd Graders said...

Very cool idea!!! Have you ever had it that only a few kids chose one or the other? So there's over way more Bieber kids than Luke kids? Just curious....I think I need something like this if we are going to survive the next 24 days! :)
Thanks for sharing!

Sandy said...

What a FABULOUS idea!!!! Thank you for sharing, especially this time of the year!!!!!! :-)

Sandra said...

Team Bieber all the way!!!
This would be perfect with Whole Brain Teaching's Scoreboard!!!
I can't wait to try!!
❤ Sandra
Sweet Times in First

Across the Hall said...

How stinkin' cute :)

I'd be Team Timberlake all the way though

Across the Hall in 2nd

Susie Q said...

I am on The Biebs team! I am soooo going to do this. Thank you for sharing!



Rachel said...

Oh my goodness! I think you are my new favorite person! I was just thinking that I needed to find a new management system for the end of the year before I tore out all my hair! My kiddos have been just talking non stop it seems like. This will be so fun! Thanks for sharing.

Ed Link - First Grade

Crayons and Curls said...

Let's just say I was a little girl when Star Wars came out in Theaters and I saw it and fell in love with Luke!!! So I am Team Skywalker for sure!!! Love this idea! I have to try something new, nothing I try seems to be working - Ugh!!! :)
Crayons and Curls

Lindsey (The Teacher Wife) said...

holy moly! you are a genius! these are going up in my classroom TOMORROW! i love you more than words can say! dang, girl!

Freckleteacher said...

Hey! Whatever works right!!!! I would be on Team Skywalker for sure.
Thanks for sharing this cute idea!

Traci said...

Fabulous idea! I need to change it up every few days at this point. :D
Dragonflies in First

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Smoran892 said...

Genius! This is exactly what my kids need for the last 6 weeks of school! Thanks :)


Ashley said...

I looooooove this so much! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

melissa said...

CAUTE! I got so excited when the email update popped up on my computer--I love seeing your new ideas! :)

Allison @ Room Mom 101 said...

LOL! This idea is hilarious and yet I am sure it would work!! I will have to give it a try. Thanks for the idea for this time of the crazy school year!

Fluttering Through First Grade said...

OH, so cute and clever! LOVE THIS Rachelle. We'd so be Team Ricky Schroeder, but something tells us our kids would just stare in confusion...Oh, to be children of the 80's :)

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Kelley Cirrito said...

Very cute!! Thanks for the cute idea!!

School Sparks Renee said...

Adorable pics! I'm sure the kids love this. Great idea for the end of the year! Renee

sspeller said...

Gotta try this! I love my little kiddiddles this year, but the constant chit-chat is driving me cuh-razy!!

JennyB said...

Oh please! Team Skywalker for sure!!! ha! Thanks!!


Kara said...

I love this idea! Thanks!

I'd be team Han Solo, actually :)


Kerri and Lindsay said...

This is just TOO awesome!!
Thanks for the great idea!
I love it!
Kerri B

Amie said...

YOU. ARE. AMAZING! I can only pray one of my children get a teacher like you one day!!!! My son is in the 1st grade right now. This makes me want to drop out of nursing school & become a teacher! LOVE

Miss Kindergarten said...

Haha! Love it!! I have a student who pretend light-sabors like its going out of style! Sound effects and all…

Third Grade Is a "Hoot" said...

Such a cute idea! I love the Biebs and Skywalker!!

Third Grade Is a "Hoot" said...

Such a cute idea! I love the Biebs and Skywalker!!

Deanna Jump said...

My name is Deanna and I have Bieber Fever! SHHHHHH! Please don't tell anyone. Let's just keep it our little secret. :)

Kreative in Kinder said...

I LOVE this!! What an awesome idea. I guess I would be on Team Bieb! :)
<>< Crystal

keri said...

Super coolio! Thanks a mill! Can't wait to implement!!!
keri :)

Miss DeCarbo said...

Love this idea! :)

Second Grade Sugar and Spice

~dani~ said...

I just blogged about this over at It's Grow Time!

We had a little bit of a Bieber fail!


Chrissy said...

Brilliant! ReadWriteSing

Superstars said...

Team Skywalker all the way! Love this idea, thanks

Ana Jessica Kim said...

Hi there! I am your most recent follower and I LOVE this idea. Even the most well-behaved kids kind of tend to lose it towards the end of the year, so this is a good way to keep everyone motivated. I also love that the prizes are nothing too extravagant - pretty quick and doable. Thanks for sharing again!

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