This summer, I spent a great deal of time with Miss Nelson creatin' new things for our collaboration store, Double Trouble, but before that Miss Nelson helped me create some Special Edition-Behavior Beads as a piggyback off of her original Behavior Beads.
What better way to spark student motivation than handin' out a Behavior Bead when caught doin' somethin' fantastic, or masterin' a tough concept? Behavior Beads are not just for the "little kids". Even the "big kids" enjoy receivin' somethin' they can hold on to and brag about. Students place Behavior Beads on a necklace and can store at school for safe keepin' or wear back and forth from home to school. I would suggest printin' on card stock and laminatin'. Just punch a hole and they are ready to be stored(clear plastic craft or jewelry boxes) until you pass them out for students to put on a ball chain.
Special Edition Behavior Beads:
S.T.E.M. Edition-Behavior Beads
Rockin' Behavior Beads-Special Edition
Rockin' Behavior Beads-Part Two
Intermediate Edition-Behavior Beads
PreK Edition-Behavior Beads (also great for Kinder)
3rd Grade Rocks Beads
4th Grade Rocks Beads
5th Grade Rocks Beads
With TpT havin' a huge sale on 8/18 & 8/19, I will also be havin' a 20% sale in my TpT store until 8/20. Use the code: BTS13 to receive an additional 10% off. I don't know about you, but my Wishlist is FULL!. I couldn't be more excited though because I have TONS of wonderful ideas in my cart that I can't wait to purchase from all of the creative teachers out there. You guys sure make life much easier for me. I actually have time to enjoy the things you are goin' to read about below!
Now on to my snapshots: Almost two weeks ago I wrote my Tried it Tuesday post about my major S'MORES fail. Thursday evenin' I woke up from my nap after workin' in my classroom all day and Jerm had made me a treat from a suggestion I got from Liz over at Floating through Fifth. She suggested S'mores Treats and I did all the hard work of copyin' the link and emailin' it to Jerm! Here is what he came up with:
YUM! Isn't he sweet?
Jerm also hung up my glittery read letters on fishin' line(hangin' from ceilin').
They are not actually attached to my fabric covered bulletin board.
This is my bestie. She is showin' off our Back to School display for pre-school plannin'. We didn't make the display; our sweet Assistant Principal made this. Our school has had some major heartaches this year. Our principal has been gone off and on since January with her son while he had treatments and a bone marrow transplant for leukemia. They are finally gettin' to come home this weekend. It's been a long journey, but they have remained positive throughout all of it and I am blessed to know such amazin' people. We are SpiveySTRONG! Now we have another faculty member battlin' cancer, so prayers are always appreciated for healin' and comfort.
While I was takin' my nap the other evenin' and Jerm was bakin' and makin' me dinner, I got a text from my bestie's daughter. She asked me to look out my window, so I did. You can't see them, but they are on this boat goin' past the bridge. My bestie's daugher will be leavin' for college tomorrow. My bestie's parents took her out on this dinner boat right before she left for college herself. What a wonderful tradition and memory they both now have. My heart is breakin' for my bestie as I watch and listen to her lettin' go of her little girl a little bit, but my heart is also burstin' with love and pride for her daughter as she starts her adventures in the next chapter of her life. She will do & be great things...more than she already is. Love, love, love them!
Paddle boardin'. This was after my session. So much FUN!
Jerm was takin' this pic and sendin' it to me from his work while I was sendin' him the next pic from my house at the SAME TIME!
Too funny...great minds think alike. We've had lots and lots of rain here in the Panhandle this week. We are on a Flash Flood Warnin' until tomorrow at 7:00 p.m. I didn't want to get out in the rain to go to school to mess with the gate, but I have no problem makin' my way to the arcade for my nephew's birthday party!
Have a great week everyone and stay safe!