Brag Tags

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  1. TamiJ

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    Those came out great! Wow, you really have been busy.
     
  2. Pashtun

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    So can you go into some details as to what system you do use for students who perform below grade level and have behavior issues?

    What system or strategies do you use to help change these issues and set them up for success?
     
  3. EiffelTower

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    That I have! School starts in about a week and a half so I've been trying to get all the brag tag stuff in place so I can start using them day 1 and begin adding to my collection.
     
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    I can't wait to hear how it goes. Keep us updated...
     
  5. EiffelTower

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    Will do! Every student will start off the first date with two badges ... One says "This collection belongs to _________" and the other says, "Welcome to 4th grade!" Then the rest of the badges will have to be earned.
     
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    I like this idea too because students would need to learn what the colors represented too. I could keep it simple for positive behaviors and have students keep them in the classroom on a board to graph colors earned and "brag" about themselves in a report to my parents/guardians at the end of the week. I could make a Let me Brag template for them to fill out on Fridays.

    The beads would return to the jars and empty necklaces would go back on the board. This could also lead to great class discussions of personal behavior goals and how we all can help each other achieve our goals. I think I would need to manage the bead color/categories---caring citizen/green, follows classroom procedures and jobs/orange, completes classwork on time/purple, completes all homework/pink, comes to school prepared to work/blue, doesn't socialize during class/yellow, follows directions/white, participates meaningfully during class discussion/black, etc....

    Any thoughts or foreseeable (is that the right spelling??) issues?
     
  7. a.guillermo

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    I too had this at a summer camp when I was younger. The first person to collect all the beads got a special privilege for a few hours (not having to help clean up after a meal or something).

    Maybe you could do this in the classroom? Maybe an exemption from a homework assignment? I tend to give nightly homework, so I think this would be a good reward for such behavior.
     
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    Wow! I need to get moving!
     
  9. CheleOh

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    I'm new to "Swag Tags" (that will go over WAY better with my 5th graders than 'Brag') too.

    I spent ALL DAY yesterday :lol: making 1.5" x 1.5" tags for everything under the sun. I think I'm up to 60 of the little suckers now.

    I'm having Costco make them (8 to a 4" x 6" print). That way they'll be a bit sturdier. THEN I'll laminate them, THEN I'll cut them apart. THEN I'll punch holes in them. :eek:

    Or a mommy helper will.:whistle:

    I'm adding a couple so you guys can see....

    This one is a "freebie" on the first day of school. I have a detective theme in my class:
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    I'm excited. I just hope I don't think of any more ideas for tags. HA!

    Chele :)
     
  10. EiffelTower

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    Those are super cute, Chele! I did find the process went a lot faster when I hole punched a rows worth and then cut them individually.
     
  11. CheleOh

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    OOh! Thanks for the tip! That makes sense!

    Chele :)
     
  12. TamiJ

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    Ok, those are just super adorable!
     
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    I'm considering these. Amazon has ten 30 inch dog tags for $5. I'm thinking of keeping them hung on a bulletin board.
    Question...Do you pass them out randomly and secretly? Or during morning meeting?
     
  14. Rabbitt

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    I'm assuming these would need to be laminated or put onto packaging tape.
    That sounds like a lot of work. hahaha
     
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