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Hey, can you send me an email explaining how you will use don't be afish caught out of water in your room? I would just like to know the system you'll be using Thank so much!

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Chickypoo23 08-01-2012 06:13 PM

I am curios about the details of your behavior management system. What are your categories? Do you have standars listed? Also, what are you rules? Thank you

Amberly 07-24-2012 07:53 AM

Hey can you send me an email explaining how you do your system and also copy of your fish report? My email is Thanks so much!

Amberly 07-24-2012 07:42 AM

Hey, can you send me an email explaining how you will use don't be afish caught out of water in your room? I would just like to know the system you'll be using Thank so much!

wistlindixie 02-08-2010 12:14 PM

Ok, this is totally off topic but I was reading about glyphs and then I noticed REB's avatar and now I can't think straight any longer. I'm just kinda in awe.........................sig h

max1 08-20-2009 04:53 PM

can you please email me your fish glyph.

lo52639 08-15-2009 10:31 AM

Hi TeAcHeRinFL,
I'm a a first year teacher and I chose to do a ocean/fish theme this year for my class. I am making a behavior management chart for my kids based on the stoplight system (red, yellow, green). Originally, I was going to make a giant fish and have three colored pockets as the scales (one red, one yellow, one green) and have individual sticks or clips for each student. Then I saw your idea and I think it's fabulous and SO much easier to make. I can't find any clip art like the ones you have...I want to do a happy fish, fish with straight mouth, and then a sad fish as you did. Do you remember where you got those or do you have them saved?? Thanks!

Spetrocelli 05-04-2009 03:47 PM

HI teacherinfl!! I love your behavior management system with the fish in different colors.... do you have these on file? I have looked everyone on google and microsoft word and can't find anything!

AussieBird 08-19-2008 08:19 PM

You should find the fish on the attachment to my first post on this thread.

candace 08-19-2008 11:51 AM

Ok now that I know what a fish glyph is I would really love to have the fish to go with it!!!! Great ideas everyone! Could someone please send me the fish at

I put a big fishbowl with little fishes inside (names on them) and when they come into class they put their fish in the bowl.

AussieBird 08-19-2008 04:25 AM

Here's a fish glyph from abcteach for young children. You could change the questions to make it more 'getting to know you'.
Color 4 Red– if you are a girl
Color 4 Yellow – if you are a boy
Color 1 Silver - if you have a sister or brother
Color 1 Gold – if you do not have a sister or brother
Color 2 Red- if you ........
Color 2 Orange - if you do not .......
Color 3 Purple- if you ..........
Color 3 Green - if you do not........
Color 5 Black- if you like reading more than math
Color 5 Blue -if you like math more than reading etc

Kedra80 08-19-2008 04:03 AM

I'd like the fish glyph please.

Ms.Doved 08-18-2008 05:31 PM

Hi, I am a new user and I don't know what I am doing. And I feel silly because I do not know what a fish glyph is, but everyone seems to want it. I am starting my 2nd year of teaching and this year's theme is my class is a school of fish... can you please help me. Thanks.

teachnkids 08-17-2008 04:26 AM

I started a new thread on this board for all those looking for the fish glyph

beltram1 08-14-2008 07:22 PM

I would also like a copy of the glyph idea. Thanks

cannon1 08-14-2008 03:37 PM

Could I get a copy of the fish glyph also? What a great idea!


JenSnow 08-13-2008 05:04 AM

Steph 08-13-2008 03:47 AM

Hi! I would also like the fish glyph. My email is stephanie.rhinehart@vbschools.c om

Thanks so much,

shayangel03 08-11-2008 02:47 PM

Could I get the fish glyph too please.

I can share what I do with my word wall while I'm at it! I use the fishes and starfishes from another post. I then made little boats to float on top of my word wall. I added little fishing poles with a strip of brown const. paper and tied a long piece of yarn to it to hang down in between the letters. I added a pipe cleaner hook to the end and then put a brown pipe cleaner on the hook to look like a worm. The kids love it. At the top it says "Let's fish for words we know!"

merickson97 08-10-2008 06:22 PM

I would also love a copy of the fish glyph if at all possible. My email is

scrapbunny 08-03-2008 12:09 PM

Not positive for the others but the FISH video I use is from the FISH for Schools. The people that do the FISH Philosophy have a whole program for schools that I am going to be using with my first grade class. Here is a link

miltonc72 07-30-2008 04:40 PM

I would also like the Fish Glyph if anyone has it. My email is

miltonc72 07-30-2008 04:38 PM

I am new at this site. What FISH video are you guys talking about?

cannon1 07-23-2008 06:39 PM

I love your behavior management idea... how do you use your "Caught being good" plan?

pooh_girl 07-18-2008 07:07 PM

No, not the stockings!

Party stores have those things. I have never really done a theme in my classroom but I am inspired by all these wondeful ideas to take it to the FISH limit.

I showed my kids the FISH video last year and plan on doing it again as we are a school in crisis. It helped a little at least. So I figure the reinforcement of fish in the room can only help.

bonnybelle 07-15-2008 08:16 AM

Here's the dumb question of the day. Where can I purchase fish netting to execute the darling ideas explained here in this thread. I am going with the "caught being good" and would like to know where to get the fish net. Ideas for obtaining this pirate/ocean/fish theme accent??????

fireball 07-15-2008 06:31 AM

Could you please e-mail me your fish glyph? It sounds great

msharkey 07-08-2007 06:25 PM

How about an Octopus? I know it's not a fish but it is from the ocean.

smartypants 07-07-2007 03:59 PM

I love your classroom!!! I noticed that your centers look a little different in two pictures. One looks like you have the kids names on sticks and maybe the other on the fish itself. Could you explain? Which works best?

awright 07-07-2007 06:51 AM

I love the fish theme!!! Here is an idea for Helpers-
Fishing for Good Helpers". I also do an behavior management system where students pull "fish" from their pocket to the desinated pocket of the rule they broke. And at the end of the week I send home a "Fish Report" to parents to let them know how they are doing.

coqette33 08-22-2006 09:00 PM

Im teaching the ocean for the first time, and your fish "getting to know you" activity sounds really cute. Is there any way ypu can email it to me?
Laura from L.A

Cheresa 08-20-2006 02:25 PM

Getting "Fishy" with it!!

1stgradenew 08-20-2006 01:03 PM

I have FISH folders in my classroom (Take home folders) the FISH stands for Family Involvement Starts Here.

JenSnow 08-15-2006 06:55 AM

anyone have any cute ideas for a job chart? Using the fish theme? i think thats the only thing im missing! or cute ideas for naming folders i.e homework, writing, etc.

TeAcHeRinFL 08-12-2006 01:26 PM

Here's the link to my website.

I have more pictures of my classroom on there under "classroom pictures 06-07". That's actually not my word wall in the background, but a board where I put papers with 100%. After 10 perfect papers, they come down and start over again. The kids get a certificate and a prize. I call it "Swimming into Success".

My word wall does have letters on fish. The consonants are on fish and the vowels are on starfish. They sell a pre-made kit from Carson Dellosa. I think it is $19.99.

I made the fish from the behavior board through clip art. I blew them up using Microsoft picture and printed them. If you search on google for fish clipart you'll find tons under the first link. The red fish was actually orginally orange, but I changed to red through painting it on the computer and I drew in the tears. If you need more help let me know.


JenSnow 08-12-2006 07:48 AM

I absolutly love that behavior management chart!!! I am going to do the same in my classroom if you don't mind. It looks like you drew your own fish. I am not able to draw anything, did you find templates online? I love the way your fish look--super cute!!

i also looked around your classroom through the picture and saw that you put your word wall letters on fish? ((i think)) im gonna do that too ahhahah i love itt..

im hooked on the fish theme!!!!

Can anyone think of a cool header for a weekly newsletter with fishes? Like a working hard, or something...ahh im so excited now

TeAcHeRinFL 08-11-2006 08:44 PM


I have a fish behavior management board. Here's a picture of it:

janerened 08-04-2006 09:10 PM

I used four different colored fish with each child's name on each of the four colors. I did a bulletin board called "Fishing for Facts". When they could write the answers to all their + facts in 3 minutes, they got their red fish. When they could do all their - facts in three minutes, they got their blue fish etc. until they had all four.

Grade4Teach 08-03-2006 09:09 AM

This year I am doing "Don't Be A Fish Out of Water". You can also do "Caught Being Good", "Star Fish" or "Angel Fish".

Hope that helps a bit.

JenSnow 08-03-2006 08:54 AM

I have been deciding between an underwater theme or a baseball theme for my classrom...totally different views however I was wondering if someone could give me more ideas on how to incorporate the fishy underwater theme into my classroom management. I am a 1st year teacher teaching second grade

Grade4Teach 08-01-2006 04:03 AM

Would you be willing to share the glyph? I am in the process of making one and would love to see what you came up with.

Fishin Russ 08-01-2006 02:08 AM

Would you please email me how you did your get to know each other game and how the fiish looked for that activity. Thank you.

teachnkids 07-31-2006 05:08 PM

This doesn't answer your question, but it's something I did one year. I did fish glyph and they had to decorate the fish based on their answer to questions abou themself. It was a great getting to know you activity. The title was fishing for similarities. Good Luck!

REB 07-31-2006 11:13 AM

Ms. _______'s 1st graders are swimming in the right direction!

"Welcome to Ms. ______'s 1st grade class...swim on in!" (and you could have the student's fish swimming in small groups, towards the door....)

I did a little bit of FISH stuff last year, (I did the FISH philosophy workshop, so I was "hooked".)


Coqui 07-31-2006 10:23 AM

You could use something like Ms. ______'s Class is Oceans of Fun.

buckeye 07-28-2006 11:50 AM

...had the same backgound and said "First grade is Fin-tastic" but I am sure you could modify.

ging 07-28-2006 11:23 AM

I have fish cutouts with each child's name on it. I want to put a fishnet on my door with this inside. I need a catchy title. All I can think of is: A Great Catch! I would also like to include my last name in the theme as this is the beginning of the school year.

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