Watch this video to get a better understanding of the Super Improvers Wall.
Begin the year with your Super Improver Board up in your room, but don't introduce it to the students until the 2nd week of school. Let them wonder about it. Build up some anticipation! If they ask me about it, I am just going to say that I have to make sure they are ready before I explain about our board.
- Explain to your students that it is all about rewarding students who improve. This means improving in anything we do inside the classroom and out.
- Students are not competing against each other, only themselves.
- Students must earn 10 stars to move up to the next level.
- Wait for students to notice the camera clipart on certain levels before you discuss it.
- Camera levels: when students begin this level, you take their picture with several of their friends. Print it out and place it face down on a board in the room. (It can be the Super Improver Board if you have room.) When that student earns 5 stars, they get to see the picture!
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|I have mine on the inside of our classroom door. Sorry about the glare, that is the downside of laminating. Oh well, they will last longer this way.|
I am planning on finding the coordinating colors and making the name papers this coming week. That way when a student has earned 10 stars and is ready to move up, I don't have to scramble. I will just get the baggie, pull out the appropriate color, write their name, and tape it to the door.
For the stickers, I just bought a pack of star stickers at Mardel.
I am going to carry stickers with me in the hallway so that as I see improving behavior, I can hand them out. Kids will just stick them on their name on the door when we walk into the classroom.
I am planning on using this mostly for behavior, but also for handwriting, desk organization, neatness on assignments, respectful words to me and other students, being on time to school, improving their test grades, and anything else that comes to me as the year progresses.
What do you think? Do you use something similar?
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