Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Troubleshooting Tuesday and Thanksgiving banner

Do you have a student who just won't stop talking? I have one myself and it's incredibly hard to teach when she is interrupting and constantly talking. I really liked the idea of Blurt charts but I didn't need one for my entire class. So I made an individual one that goes on the student's desk.


 Here it is on my student's desk. She loses an owl each time that she interrupts or shouts out. At this point, she has 6 chances during the day to raise her hand.  If she gets past 6 times where she doesn't raise her hand, she loses playtime. Next week, I am going to move her back to 5 owls and so on. At this point, I wanted her to be successful so I am giving her plenty of chances. 

 You could also do it in a different way where they lose 5 minutes of playtime for each owl that they lose.


The owls are attached by Velcro. When she loses an owl, I may ask her to take one away or I will just walk by and take it. So they don't get lost each day, they go in a Ziploc bag taped to her desk. She puts them back on her chart the next morning.

I have this chart with the owls as a freebie for you. I have also included stars for those of you who don't use owls. 

Click on the pictures to grab a copy.

In other news, I have made a cute decoration you can use for Thanksgiving at school or at home.

 This is the decoration on a bulletin board at school.

You can see some images of the unit below.






Click on any image to view the pack in my TPT store.

The first blog follower who guesses my favorite Thanksgiving food and leaves a comment on my blog will get this pack for free. Good luck!

Don't forget your email address.



18 comments:

  1. Pumpkin Pie? The pack is perfect for Thanksgiving!

    rmariemuniz@hotmail.com

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  2. Pumpkin Pie! Mostly because it is my favorite! :)

    Meg
    Meagan.newbold@gmail.com
    Buzz Around in Second Grade

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  3. I'm going with the good ol' bird, Turkey!
    dfrideley@gmail.com

    (I hope I win this, it's sooo adorable and I'm a pennant fanatic!)

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    1. OOps. Forgot email addy: applesbooksandcrayons@gmail.com

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  5. stuffing!

    coveredinglitterandglue@gmail.com

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  6. Love the Blurt Chart!! Too cute! Maybe Sweet Potato Pie? :)

    thepolkadotowl@gmail.com

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  7. Mashed Potatoes! (my favorite)
    jatkins10@gmail.com

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  8. I am going to up Jesse's answer by guessing potato casserole (basically mashed potatoes with tons of sour cream and cheese!)

    Mmm...

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  9. Is it some kind of a vegetable casserole?
    lraines78@gmail.com

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  10. Cranberry sauce with each bite of turkey.

    ahtwin22@gmail.com

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  11. How about green bean casserole? My first thought was sweet potato pie too but it was taken. Our school mascot is an owl and that blurt chart would be a dream! What a great idea.
    Angie

    buchanana@flaglerschools.com

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  12. Sweet potato casserole

    Jenniferpaigeblanchard@gmail.com

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  13. I love the banners! I am going to guess pecan pie and sweet tea:)

    julietupperware@yahoo.com

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    1. Congrats Julie! You are right! It is pecan pie. I'm southern to the heart.

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  14. I really like the idea of a blurt chart.. maybe even to use for behaviors. I have one kiddo who is SERIOUSLY testing my patience.. Thanks for the idea! I'm a new blogger and only have a few posts up but hope you will come check out my blog! :)

    I am a new follower!
    Primary Teacherhood

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  15. I LOVE the banners! I must admit, I've been so busy working on my classroom I haven't had time to decorate my own home. Now I can use something for both :)

    I'm your newest follower :)

    Katie
    http://savvyinsecond.blogspot.com

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