Target Find turned into Behavior Management Tool


Unfortunately(my husband may say otherwise), I live in a small enough town that we don't have a Target... so while I was on Spring Break in Charleston--I went 5 times. Oops! I think some other people have posted about these adorable little trashcans (at least that is what I think it was intended for)...but on the LONG drive home yesterday I decided I would use it as a behavior management tool. I decided that I would make little slips of paper that say No Monkey Business Here! that I will hand out to students when I catch them behaving really well. Once they receive the slip they can put it in the monkey. At the end of the week I will draw a name out of the monkey to see who will get to keep this adorable little monkey on his/her desk for the day.


Click here for the container label ---> Bananas for Good Behavior

Google docs is fighting with me right now. It won't show the previews of the documents-- I need your help Queen of all things techy :) Ladybug!

Hope that you can use this in your classroom!
Katie

12 comments:

  1. Great idea!! I bought some of these the other day and wasn't sure what I was going to do with them. I do that I lot...buy stuff and then try to figure out how to use it! :) I may have to steal your idea. Thanks for the label, too!!

    http://thesilverlininginteaching.blogspot.com/

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  2. oh, did you find the monkey at Target, too??

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  3. Mrs. D- No it's one of the THOUSANDS of stuffed animals that my children have-- I figure they won't miss one- Does that make me a bad mommmy?? :)

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  4. Sorry I didn't give you credit for having it on your blog too- I knew I had seen it some where else! Did you click on the actual slips that says No monkey Business here too?

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  5. I didn't notice the other link! Thanks!! And, no, you are not a bad mommy! :) I don't have any little ones yet, so I can't steal their toys...yet!

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  6. Katie, did they other animals?! I have a webkins lion (we are the layne "lions") and would love to use him like your monkey. Any good puns in your head for that?! haha. :) Love your blog!

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  7. Ali- I have a jungle theme but am crazy about lions because of my last name "king" They had elephants, giraffes, and monkeys! I wanted a lion one so badly! You could do something like- "manners fit for a king" with a lion on it.. in fact I love that!

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  8. Target is my 'mother-ship'! I recently went there, saw the trash cans and could not think of anything to do with them! Too funny! I love this idea! Thank you so much for sharing. I guess I'll just have to make ANOTHER trip to Target and get one!

    Sarah
    http://mrstfirstgrade.blogspot.com/

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  9. Could you use those little trashcans as a math/reading "cruncher"? Put a specific # on a post it note and if the math fact = that number it goes in the can? Or reading- if it has that same blend/sound? If it is a main idea, setting? or whatever other skill you are working on in reading...

    Beth
    http://primaryconnections-beth.blogspot.com/

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  10. If you use the lion you could put something like I'm not "lion"! Your behavior was good enough to roar about! or something like that...I need to get to Target!

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  11. I posted about these trash cans too!!! There was also a giraffe and a elephant!;) I bought all 3!! If you'd like to use him as a sound muncher, you can go to my link and download a response sheet for him:) I made one for all 3, but there are also response sheets attached for people who could only find one...So, I have one for just the monkey:)
    http://littlekinderwarriors.blogspot.com/2011/04/sound-munchers.html
    ~Katie
    Little Warriors

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