I am doing the movie/hollywood theme in a fourth grade classroom. I will have stars with their names on them outside the classroom and the title "Now Featuring Mrs. N class of stars." I will have the word wall with each subject made out of giant boexs of popcorn with the words on the box-"STARING OUR WORD WALL" maybe a bullentin board that says "NOW IN THE SPOTLIGHT-EXPLORERS!.
If you look on this same board, at the Behavior Bingo post, there is a post by Buster that shows their Hollywood Bingo that they used as a classroom management/reward idea.
I learned about using Behavior Bingo, and some other systems earlier this summer in CHAMPS professional development training on classroom management. I learned to do it three ways: either you can look for something that someone in the class is doing that is a desirable behavior (like highlighting, taking notes, being a good listener, helping someone else), and then call a "Bravo" moment (or whatever bingo term you wish to use), and have that student come up to the board, and mark with a dry erase marker over a number (they have to pull a number out of a can/jar that matches those on the board)
The other way I have seen it done is by groups, if a group is on task, call a Bingo moment, at random, so the students never know which group will get picked....(same process as above)...
And, the last way I have seen it done is as a review of facts of some kind, math, english, spelling, etc....
The rewards could be simple, or more detailed depending on what you have time in your teaching day for. Some could be five minutes of chat time with your neighbor, or a big reward like popcorn and a movie, popsicles, etc.
I saw this and thought of you.
Check out the "Behavior Board" post below, and look at buster's - "Hollywood Bingo" idea...very creative.
Hi brastiasi, I read another post and said wow that sounds just like my school. So I read your profile and saw that you mysterously teach 4th grade in Tennessee. Then I read Mrs. N stars and knew it was you. Look at the screen name and you will know who this is. Our team always jokes that we can be seperated. Well, I guess that even goes for message boards. What a small world!!!!!! BTW-I like your ideas. Like you I am ready to go back to school. Remind me in September that I just said that
I am doing Hollywood theme this year also! I teach fourth grade and they read to the kindergartners so we will be doing reader's theater for them. Since actors and actresses get paid well for great performances i am using play money as a reward system. I will pay them for working hard etc... On fridays they will be able to spend their money on Rodeo Drive (toy box painted black with a Rodeo Drive street sign with prizes in it).
I put sun glasses on my school supply list so i will let them wear their sunglasses and other gamourous things and i will take black and white head shots of them. I will post them on a board and let them write an "its all about me" bio and post it under their head shot. My heading on that board will be "THE FOURTH GRADE CAST."
So far, this has been such a fun theme for me and i have not even seen the kids with it yet. There is so much to do with this and you can apply it to everything!