freebie friday and good character bingo

The world of blogging has opened my eyes to so many resources. For example, I just discovered Freebie Friday hosted by Teaching Blog Addict. Every Friday, teachers post FREE activities. You should definitely check them out. So many activities. This is my first Freebie Friday post ever. Enjoy!

This is something I created to try to encourage positive behavior in my class. I would introduce it in the first week or so of school after talking about rules, expectations, and all that fun stuff. We would talk about what a good classmate does, says, is, and is not.Then we would make a chart like this:

 

a great classmate

After that, we would brainstorm good character traits and talk about what each means. (I would guide this list to make sure it included the ones already on the poster.)  I didn’t do all of this in one day; it was more like over the course of a week or two.

Then I would introduce the good character bingo. Basically, when I notice students exhibiting one of those traits, they write their name in the box. When we get a bingo, we win a class prize. We vote on the class prize ahead of time. I gave the choices of Double Recess, Lunch in the Classroom, or Movie. They almost always voted for Lunch in the Classroom. (Why do kids like eating in the classroom so much?)

That’s it. That’s good character bingo. It really didn’t take up much time, and I feel like it helped the climate of the classroom.

You can download my Bingo chart here for FREE!

And if you are looking for activities that are MORE THAN A WORKSHEET, stop by by TPT Store!

More Than a Worksheet

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6 Responses to freebie friday and good character bingo

  1. Jayme says:

    This is a great way to work on Community with the students, because the students have to work together to get the box filled in. I also think this is a great idea to do with the students to reinforce rules and character traits within the classroom. Thank you for the ideas I love see what other ideas teachers have to share with other teachers.

  2. Mamye says:

    I am teaching kindergarten for the first time this year. I plan to use this. Thanks!

  3. Thanks so much for sharing this great idea! I found this post via Pinterest, and have included it in my weekly round-up of great pins on my blog. If you’d like to have a look, you can find it here: http://littlegreenteacher.blogspot.com.au/2013/09/pins-of-the-week-16th-September-13.html

    Cheers,
    Kelly at Little Green

  4. Connie says:

    Thanks so much for sharing! I am looking for positive ways to start off the year with my over-crowded classroom…I can use all the ideas I can lay my hands on!

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