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?!!! Well today is your day, teacher friends! I am rewarding you with brag tags that are long overdue. So go ahead. Prin...
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. 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. I love this door from a first grade class at my school. The kids all had a part in the door decor! You can find tons of door ideas on Pinterest. 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. After making their drug free pledge, my students will be given a...