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Hi! I was reading some old post about behavior bingo and wondered if those of you using it would answer some questions for me?

1. Do you find it successful?
2. Easy to implement/inexpensive?
3. How long have you used it?
4. How long does it take to earn a bingo?
5. Did the kids pick the reward somehow or did you surprise them?
6. Do you have multiple classes? If so, do you just do a board for each class?

Thanks so much!

Update: Thank you for all the replies! I'm going to be teaching fifth grade next year, so let me add two questions

7. Do you think this would work out for older children?
8. I was thinking of having 4 boards, one for each class I'll teach - do you think "competition" would help or hurt?



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1. Do you find it successful? Yes, my kids love it.

2. Easy to implement/inexpensive? Cheap! I bought a 100's chart and made my numbers using colored tag board and laminated them. I also made 5 Free spots.

3. How long have you used it? This is my first year using it.

4. How long does it take to earn a bingo? Just before spring break, my kids earned their 2nd Bingo. They earn a Bingo number when they receive a compliment from an adult on campus for walking quietly in line, etc. I let them pick a number when the entire class lines up quietly (which is almost never!), when everyone is participating, etc.

5. Did the kids pick the reward somehow or did you surprise them? We vote on what kind of party we want to have. Our last party consisted of wearing PJ's, they brought their electronic games and board games and I made them ice cream sundaes.

6. Do you have multiple classes? If so, do you just do a board for each class? I have just one class - thank goodness!
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How do you do behavior bingo?
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It sounds like fun. Can you tell me how to do it?
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This does sound great! Where can we find it?
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1. Do you find it successful? My kids love it.
2. Easy to implement/inexpensive? Very easy! Costs only a little when they get BINGO - sometimes nothing, depending on the prize
3. How long have you used it? This is my second year
4. How long does it take to earn a bingo? about 3 months give or take
5. Did the kids pick the reward somehow or did you surprise them? We usually decide together. We have done root beer floats, extra recess and popsicles.
6. Do you have multiple classes? If so, do you just do a board for each class? just one class


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Behavior Bingo but I searched and found some info.

http://www.proteacher.net/discussion...ad.php?t=45084

Sounds interesting.
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Both third grade classes are using Behavior Bingo for the first time. We implemented it in August and it has been a success. One class has voted on the prize and the other has been told what they are working toward. Either way, we both love it and will continue it next year.
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1. Do you find it successful? Yes I do find it to be successful - the kids love it.
2. Easy to implement/inexpensive? Very easy to implement and very inexpensive. I downloaded a board and rules from PT. It was called Toadally Awesome BB but since I have a fear of frogs I changed it to Purrfectly Awesome BB and added pics of cats. I laminated the the two sheets side by side and put magnets on the back. I have it hung on my chalkboard and as we pull numbers, I color in the squares. We go alphabetically through our class list so that everyone gets a chance to pull chips.
3. How long have you used it? I've used it for about 4-5 months
4. How long does it take to earn a bingo? In my class it takes about 2 months, but both times we had really full boards.
5. Did the kids pick the reward somehow or did you surprise them? The first time I chose the reward which was a picture book video and popcorn. The second time they choose the reward - they wanted to dance so we did 10 minutes of playing freeze dance and pretzels. We will probably dance again for the next win.
6. Do you have multiple classes? If so, do you just do a board for each class? I teach 2nd grade so I only have one class.
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I use mine *slightly* different then the others. I have "Cafeteria Bingo". The kids earn points in the caf. If they get a 5, I pull 2 numbers at the end of the day. If they get a 4, I pull one number. Anything lower, no numbers get drawn. I find it really helps the kids to keep their behavior on the good side in the cafeteria.


1. Do you find it successful? Yes. The kids never let me forget to pull a number each day (if they have earned it!)

2. Easy to implement/inexpensive? I made a 100s chart on the computer and blew it up with our blow up machine. I laminated it at school and cut my own bingo numbers out to pull. Total cost to me = $0. It is really easy to implement as well. I just put it up, explained it to the kids and, bam, it was done!

3. How long have you used it? This is my third year.

4. How long does it take to earn a bingo? About 2 months.

5. Did the kids pick the reward somehow or did you surprise them? My kids pick something that doesn't cost me anything (ie: extra PE time, an art project, educational video, free time for games or whatnot)

6. Do you have multiple classes? If so, do you just do a board for each class? I have one class.

7. Do you think this would work out for older children? I teach 4th and they love it. So I would think 5th would as well.

8. I was thinking of having 4 boards, one for each class I'll teach - do you think "competition" would help or hurt? Depends upon your class I would think. But you could have the charts up on a chart holder so that only the class that is in your room at the time sees their own chart (if that makes sense)
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I use it in my 5th grade. I call it my last name BINGO. This way, I can use it for more than behavior. I can use it for listening to directions, everyone having homework, lining up when the bell rings quickly, basically anything that shows responsibility & good behavior.
1. Do you find it successful? Yes, my class loves it!
2. Easy to implement/inexpensive? EASY!
3. How long have you used it? 1st year
4. How long does it take to earn a bingo? We have had 2 this year. It did take a while!
5. Did the kids pick the reward somehow or did you surprise them?
I chose ~ ice cream bars once, all day bubble gum day
6. Do you have multiple classes? If so, do you just do a board for each class? No
7. Do you think this would work out for older children? Yes
8. I was thinking of having 4 boards, one for each class I'll teach - do you think "competition" would help or hurt? I'm not into the "competition", but I would say, wow look at my 3rd period class, I bet you guys could do as well as them! type of comments
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1. Do you find it successful?
Yes and the kids love it.

2. Easy to implement/inexpensive?
Very easy--I had an extra 100's chart and just put BEHAVIOR
BINGO over the title

3. How long have you used it?
This is my third year using it.

4. How long does it take to earn a bingo?
This year's class has taken longer to get a bingo than my two
previous classes--a different mix of kids. It takes 2-3 months. The
class just got a double bingo, so we had a movie and treats.

5. Did the kids pick the reward somehow or did you surprise them?
We brainstormed a list of ideas at the first of the year-extra
recess, movie, chewing gum in class, lunch in the classroom, game
day, extra reading time, etc.

6. Do you have multiple classes? If so, do you just do a board for each
class?
Just one class.

I read about Behavior Bingo here on ProTeacher. I started it 2 years ago when I taught second. My colleagues in second grade liked the idea and still use it. I looped with my class to third last year. Those teachers also started using it. I shared at a faculty meeting and some of the upper grade teachers are using it too.
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Old 04-12-2009, 05:29 PM
 
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I teach 5th grade, and this is my first year to implement Behavior Bingo. My homeroom loves it. I tried implementing it with my other 2 classes, but it did not work out. I believe it did not work out because they are only with me for an hour each day and it was taking them forever to get a bingo. My homeroom just celebrated their second bingo; they voted for a pizza party.
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Old 04-13-2009, 07:12 AM
 
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These have been some great responses!

I didn't even think about the fact that getting a bingo after two months was happening in a one classroom scenario and I'll have 4 classes for an hour.

I'm wondering two things - smaller board? more numbers?

What do you think?

I really appreciate you all taking the time to work through this with me.
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Old 04-14-2009, 08:31 AM
 
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