Yesterday was a heartbreaking day for us all, but I woke up this morning and thought that I cannot leave room in my heart for all that hate. I can let hope and prayers and love take over. I can try to make sure that today I love a little more and in our grief for those in Newtown, may we find a light to hold them up, and to hold up all of us. May we work towards a better today.
Hand out speech bucks for various behaviors. Come to speech on time by yourself? Participate without causing me to pull my hair out? Say 500 speech sounds in a session? Bring back your homework? Take a buck. All of my kids pretty much have their own way to earn bucks. Make a rewards list. My students work for things like 3 min of drawing time, 3 min on the iPad, sit in the teachers chair, choose a game, free pencil. No prize box.