This is something new I am trying this year, Classroom BINGO! This is really fun to incorporate.
This is the third year that this class has been together, so day one of school they were not the timid kids that I usually experience on the first day. They loved loved loved to talk from the beginning. The past 2 weeks we have had to work on transitions without talking, cleaning up without talking and when Ms G's lips are moving, you. are. not. talking.
I brainstormed ways to get them to stop talking! Good thing for inspiring teachers on Instagram!! I found this idea, and during the Nebraska vs Colorado game (second half) I made this BINGO card. I printed off 2 copies, one copy for the BINGO board to hang and the other copy I cut up to "draw" when the students earned a square.
This has been a game changer this week. I let the students choose what the prize was, and we all agreed on an extra 15 minute recess. I allow as many squares in a day as I feel so they can always "focus on their direction". It's funny that we have so many close calls and no BINGO yet. I guess we will see if they can earn one by the end of the week!