One of the first obstacles that I knew I would face when moving from my 7th grade gifted classroom to a 1st grade classroom was behavior. As soon as I knew I would be moving, I immediately started reading everything I could about positive behavior interventions. I've been in a school that used PBIS for 8 years, so I know the positive results that come along with it.
I thought I had a great system down, but after the first week of school I noticed how much these little people live for their teacher's approval. Over the weekend I whipped these necklaces up and I started using them on Monday of the second week of school. Wow! My little firsties LOVE these things. The adults in the school remark on them when they see a child with one on. Our principal helps serve lunch each day, so she always makes a point to mention their positive behavior.
I made 4 pages of necklaces. A few are duplicates, but they are the ones that I find myself using the most often. I printed them all on card stock and then laminated them. I hole punched each one and then used yarn to make a necklace out of each one. At the end of the day, the students return their necklaces.
These have been an awesome tool in my teaching toolbox! You can get them now in my TPT store by going HERE.