January and February Classroom Management Games

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My students absolutely LOVE playing Classroom Management Games!  I have designed the game set for January and February to cover any behavior needs you need to cover.  You just choose the behavior focus before playing the game with your class.  These games target those behaviors while positively reinforcing students meeting your expectations.  Classroom games are played as a whole group and end with some sort of reward.  You can also play the games in teams, tables, or individually.

I print the games on cardstock and laminate them.  I use Velcro dots to attach the game pieces to the game boards.   I have found the board games with spinners are easier to play on a magnetized surface.  I just use magnets to attach the game pieces.

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The first game is Brrr! BUMP.  Just choose what behavior you want to focus on and write it on the laminated game board.  When students do not meet expectations, the teacher gets to add a game piece to the board.  When a student meets your expectations, that student gets to add a game piece to the board.  The first with four in a row wins!  Don't forget that you can bump each other off the board!  I have included a list of mostly free prize ideas in the resource.

classroom management strategies

classroom management strategies

Winter Waddle can be played as class vs. teacher or you can play it by tables or teams.  When a table or students are being on task, for example, they get to move their game piece.  If students are playing against the teacher and not meeting expectations, the teacher gets to move the game piece.  The first to the igloo wins!

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This game requires students to earn pieces to build a snowman by the end of the day.  If you are working on transitions, and students exhibit a quick, quiet, and smooth transition, they earn a piece of the snowman.  I attach the pieces with velcro dots.  If it's not built by the end of the day, they have to start over the following day.

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classroom management strategies

My February games are all about ROBOTS!  I think Love Robots are the cutest, so there you go!  Robot Race, like Winter Waddle, can be played as class vs. teacher or you can play it by tables or teams.  When a table or students are being on task, for example, they get to move their game piece.  If students are playing against the teacher and not meeting expectations, the teacher gets to move the game piece.  The first to the end wins!

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True Love Tic Tac Toe is played like traditional Tic Tac Toe.  When students exhibit the positive behavior, the student gets to add an X to the game board.  When students do not meet expectations, the teacher gets to add an O to the game board.  The first with three in a row wins!

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Finally, Love Robot requires students to earn pieces to build a Love Robot by the end of the day.  If you are working on cleaning up, and students exhibit that behavior, they earn a piece of the robot.  I attach the pieces with velcro dots.  If it's not built by the end of the day, they have to start over the following day.

If you are interested in playing these games with your students, click any of the photos to check the resource out.  We are a Positive Behavior Support school, so these games meet the requirement of having a whole group behavior incentive.  I have these for the entire year, so I hope they will help you and your students as your are working on your classroom community.  I hope you have a great rest of the school year!

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