Diary of a Not So Wimpy Teacher: October 2016

If Teachers Earned Brag Tags...

What if Teachers Earned Brag Tags?

I started using brag tags in my classroom several years ago. Those small tags work miracles. My students would work so hard to earn more behavior and academic tags. They were setting goals and making steps every day to achieve those goals. When they earn the tag, they feel proud of themselves. They feel like all of their  hard  work was noticed, valued and celebrated. If you want to read more about how I use brag tags in the classroom, click HERE.

And that got me thinking (which can be a scary thing)... Teachers everywhere are setting goals and working extra hard to meet those goals. We are going above and beyond the expectations. Teachers are maneuvering the 1980s copy machine, sweating out recess duty, doing the potty dance, holding our tongue at staff meetings AND still changing the lives of children. 

SO WHY ARE WE NOT GETTING OUR BRAG TAGS?!!!

What if Teachers Earned Brag Tags?

Well today is your day, teacher friends! I am rewarding you with brag tags that are long overdue. So go ahead. Print. Laminate. Pass them out to all your deserving teacher buddies. Wear with pride! You have earned it.

What if Teachers Earned Brag Tags?


Click HERE to download your FREE brag tags for the teacher!

In all seriousness- thank you teachers for everything you did today and everything you will do tomorrow. You deserve to have your talents and perseverance recognized every single day.

What if Teachers Earned Brag Tags?



Red Ribbon Week Activities with FREEBIES

Red Ribbon Week classroom and door decorating and brag tags.

Red Ribbon week is just around the corner! With Halloween on my mind, sometimes I feel like Red Ribbon Week sneaks up on me! Red ribbon week is so important and I want to be certain that it is discussed.  In my classroom, we will be celebrating our drug free commitment in three different ways.

Red Ribbon Week classroom and door decorating and brag tags.

Each classroom is asked to decorate the front of their door in celebration of Red Ribbon Week. Judges will go around and choose overall winners and winners for each grade level. It is fun to see the creative ideas that teachers have! This was my door last year.


Red Ribbon Week classroom and door decorating and brag tags.

I love this door from a first grade class at my school. The kids all had a part in the door decor!

Red Ribbon Week classroom and door decorating and brag tags.

You can find tons of door ideas on Pinterest.

Red Ribbon Week classroom and door decorating and brag tags.

Every day students are a asked to show their Red Ribbon Week pride with a different theme. Students always love to dress up! You can grab my flier for free by clicking on the image.

Red Ribbon Week classroom and door decorating and brag tags.

Red Ribbon Week classroom and door decorating and brag tags.

After making their drug free pledge, my students will be given a Drug Free brag tag. We usually only wear our brag tags on Friday, but I want them to see just how important Red Ribbon Week is, so I will allow them to wear the tags all week. The tags will be a sign of their commitment to stay drug free. 

Red Ribbon Week classroom and door decorating and brag tags.

You can read more about how I use brag tags in the classroom, but clicking HERE.

You can grab the Red Ribbon Week brag tag for FREE by clicking on the image below.

Red Ribbon Week classroom and door decorating and brag tags.

I hope that these ideas help to plan some red ribbon week activities in your classroom!