The Beginning of the Year
They are greeted by Quality Quentin when they enter the classroom.
Then we sing the Quality Student Song and act out the letters of "Quality" This song is included with the book. You can also grab just the song for FREE:)
"My name is Jon, and a quality student listens to the teacher." We have these class meetings every day the first few weeks of school and then we will have them weekly. My students really learn how a quality student acts.
I also talk to them about how they can earn these Quentin Dollars when they are Quality Students. They also can lose them if they are not being quality students. They get to go to the store when they earn 10 and they can save up 20 to get larger items. The cool thing about this is they are learning about saving money to purchase something bigger. I also had students to use their dollars to buy gifts for family members. One little girl even asked about getting something for her brother's birthday but didn't have enough dollars, so I loaned them to her and was able to give her a mini lesson on loaning money from a bank. It was great! And she was so proud and happy to be giving her brother a present that she felt like she earned. I use these dollars now as my behavior system because it is so much easier and it takes away the pressure from the kiddos when they were changing their signs. It is a free download in our store. I just run them off in grayscale.
Our Back 2 School Bundle has everything you have seen, the book, song, puppet, pocket chart poem, plus a whole lot more to get you ready for the beginning of school with Quality Student behavior. There is also a Mandy and a Mama Penguin puppet for your kiddos to help act out the book.
This is just one of the printables in the bundle.
This is a book that the kiddos can illustrate themselves. I just love their own pictures! it makes each book unique:)
This is the cute Quality Quentin hat that is in the bundle. It has a word family color code.
We hope ya'll got some ideas that will help you at the beginning of the year.
Please comment on what you like to do at the beginning of the year to get your kiddos ready for a successful school year:)
Have a great week!
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