If you have a GREAT morning, I will do one of the following:
For Monday, since I'll have a sub so I can attend an all-day meeting, I'll have her use my Hippo Puppet to shout, "Hip, hip, hooray! You are having a GREAT day!" to each child who completes their work and follows directions. They are going to love this! :)
|This is a super, soft, full-arm puppet in my TPT for $7.|
On Tuesday, after reading Are You Sleepy Little Bear? by Martin Waddell, I will use my Fuzzy Bear Puppet to hand them a baked Goldfish Cracker (since bears love to catch fish) and say, "Go fish!" The student gets to pick one baked cracker for a treat.
|This is a super, soft, full-arm puppet. Click the image.|
On Wednesday, after reading When I Grow Up, by Al Yankovic (have you seen his book?), I will use my Baseball Star Puppet to toss you a foam ball while I say, "Way to go!"
|You can toss a foam ball or a squishy ball from The Dollar Store.|
On Thursday, after reading Going To The Firehouse by Mercer Mayer, I will use my Fire Fighter Puppet to hand them a white, mini marshmallow (I tell them it's an ice cube) and say, "You're on fire!"
On Friday, after reading The Tiniest Mermaid by Laura Garnham, I will use my Mermaid Puppet to hand you a strip of construction paper cut to 1 1/2" X 7". I tape it to their wrists and say, "You swim circles around me!" (It always amazes me that they will work so hard for a strip of paper, but hey, I'm not complaining!)
And the following week, after reading The Little Golden Book: Ratatouille, I will use my Chef Puppet to hand you a sticker while I say, "Easy, peasie, lemon squeezie!"
You can use any puppet you have on hand, or click on my images to find well-made puppets with lots of detail. These puppets are full size and fit on adult hands as well as children's hands.
If you don't have puppets, just use props (like a baseball cap or a fire fighter hat) or pictures.
It's amazing how behavior improves as they see their friends getting a special reward.