3rd Grade Parents & Students:
This year I am trying a new classroom management tool called ClassDojo. ClassDojo is a web-based program which allows teachers to track students’ behaviors (positive AND negative) easily and efficiently. The program is based on points and students can be given positive points for behaviors such as being on task, being respectful, participating, or working hard. On the other hand, points can be taken away if students are off task, talking out, or unprepared.
After students have been added to the system, there is a student access code I will give to each student so that they can log on to the website. On the site, they are able to see how many points they have, which positive behaviors were noted, and which negative behaviors they need to work on.
Students will have a variety of ways to receive prizes for their excellent behavior. Every nine weeks, students will be able to “cash in” on their individual points for different prizes and coupons. The class has an incentive of a pizza party at the end of the year if the class has received an overall 80% positive report on ClassDojo.
One of the greatest features of ClassDojo is that it allows us to send parents a “behavior and skills report” every Friday by e-mail. All you need to do is use the parent access code to get signed up. If you don’t have access to the internet and would like a paper copy, please let me know and I will send one home. My hope is that this will help you better understand the progress of your student’s behavior on a week-to-week basis.
Please contact me if you have any questions!