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bearpaws31 06-07-2018 09:45 AM

Class Dojo in 5th
Does anyone use Class Dojo in fifth grade? I am moving up to fifth from second and have used Class Dojo for the past few years for behavior and also parent communication. Students choose coupons for the points they earn.
Do you think this would work in fifth?
I will be changing the coupons so they will be geared more towards my fifth graders.

redmonkey 06-07-2018 01:53 PM

Yes, 2 teachers I teach with use Dojo with their 5th graders and it works.

SportingKC 06-07-2018 01:55 PM

I do use it for communication, and parents LOVE it for that. I'm not using it for behavior...but I think if you made the coupons something "good" they would love it.

FLNUT 06-08-2018 05:05 AM

I too am considering it for 5th
What would you say is the best part of it?

bearpaws31 06-08-2018 08:39 AM

What I like
I really like the parent communication part of it. I used Remind also last year and Iím just going to use Dojo for communication next year instead of both. Dojo doesnít limit your message to a certain amount of characters when sending to the whole group. Thereís also the ability to send pictures, files or videos individually or you can post them to your classroom. Hope this helps!

FLNUT 06-09-2018 09:13 AM

I email weekly
Wouldnít it just be the same? Iím truly open, and believe my new coworkers are going to use it, but just want to know the difference and if itís worth it.

TheGr8Catsby 06-09-2018 11:48 AM

Yes. I've used it with 4th, 5th, AND 6th graders. The buy in is different, but it still is there if you make it worth their time. Remember to tie your rewards and consequences to the points.

juniebjones 08-11-2018 07:37 PM

Yes, I used DOJO and a clip chart last year in 5th and will do the same this year. I cannot leave DOJO up all day, so I use a clip chart as well for visuals.It worked for me.

teachlongtime 02-20-2019 09:47 AM

We (5 teacher team) have been using DoJo with 5th graders for the last 3 years and love it. We love that we can give positive/negative points while the students are in our class. We also love the fact that parents can message us easily. I even send a daily message to the parents that lists the homework, upcoming activities and other information that the parents need to know.
At the end of the day those students with 0 negative points gets a ticket to write his/her name on, the tickets then go into the monthly basket. At the end of each month I draw out a ticket and that student gets $10.00 cash. I figure I use to spend at least $10.00 a month on candy and other incentives and this is easier and cheaper. They love it!

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