Sunday, November 12, 2006

Trip to the Movies

Last year, students had to get 30 stars on a chart to get a present (a book) and 60 in order to win the special prize (come on a trip with me.) I only had one child make it to two trips in the course of the year, and some children who never even got the book.

So this year, before school started, I modified my behavior plan. This year, it only takes 25 stamps to get a gift and 50 stamps to get a trip. If students stay on SuperStar behavior for the day, they get a stamp on a chart in their own individual manila folder, which they keep in their desk. As of last Friday, which was the 63rd day of school, I had my first 50 stamp-er. By this Friday, I had my 3rd 50 stamp-er, and I will most likely get my 4th tomorrow. At this rate, those four students could win 3 trips with me this year!

I took two of the 50 stamp-ers to the movies this afternoon. It was the first time either of them had ever been to a movie theater. I let them pick between "Flushed Away" and "The Santa Clause III," and Santa won hands down. We shared a small popcorn. The movie theater smelled like urine. A good time was had by all. Here are my girls in front of the poster for the movie (mimicking the characters.)


Anonymous Nina said...

You amaze me. I cannot imagine how you could ever question what you are doing for these kids. Ever. What a world it would be if there were more people with even half of your generosity.

7:57 PM, November 13, 2006  

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