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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Class Dojo Freebie!

I got an email this from from Class Dojo announcing they've added messenger service which allows you to text parents without giving out your personal cell number. I'll have to check it out! Ang and I use Remind (formerly Remind 101) and love it, but Dojo's messenger might be worth a look.

So I promised a peek into how I use Dojo points in my room. It's fairly simple. I hung a positive clip chart and kids move their monsters up the chart as they earn points. The goal is to earn 20 points a week (of course, the true goal is for me to recognize each student 20 times each week! Not always easy!). At the end of each day, we gather on the rug and I announce who gets to move their monster up the chart. The kids love celebrating each other and everyone gets celebrated at least 3 times a week, even if they've been struggling. I love seeing them high five the kiddo who took a few extra breaks and that smile when they get to move up a level. They may not get as high up the chart, but they're moving up and that's a great feeling.

 I don't actually use clips. Instead I took screen shots (shift-command-4 on a Mac) of the point screen on Class Dojo that shows their names and monsters. Then I loaded the images into Pages to edit them. I printed those and stuck some painter's tape on the back. Makes it easy to move them around. The kids had asked to track their own points, so I added a T-chart to them and handed them out. They liked keeping tallies of their points.
I also have these up - they're the categories I used in Class Dojo.

At the end of each week, I recorded kids' points on a point tracker. Every few weeks they got to "buy" rewards with their points. This year I officially closed my class store and switched to mostly non-tangible rewards. The kids loved it and I saved a ton of money! I printed the cards in color and loaded them into a 4x6 photo book. Then I printed about 10 sets in black and white and filed them behind their color counterpart. Kids flipped through the book, chose their reward, I marked the points spent and gave them a black and white card to redeem at a later time. Lunch with me, dance parties, and pajama days were the best sellers!




Are you ready to Dojo? If so, you can get everything I've shown here (plus 4 student tracking sheets to send home & blank reward cards!) in my Class Dojo Positive Clip Chart Pack over at Teachers Pay Teachers. However, if you head over to our Facebook page and give us a like, you can access our fan freebies! I've uploaded the 5 page positive clip chart over there for free!
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12 comments:

  1. How often do you reset their dojo points, or do you at all? Thanks so much. -Kayla (2nd grade teacher)

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  2. Hi, Kayla! Sorry I didn't see this until now. I used to reset their points everyday. Now I reset their points every week so I can see how they've done (and how I've done) for the week. But I keep track of their points weekly on the tracking sheet so we always know how many points I have. Hope that helps!

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  3. Are your "points lost" for a day or week? In other words, does a student who misses 3 points in one week miss recess? Thank you ~Jennifer

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    1. I do them for the day or before/after lunch. So if I have to talk to you 3 times about a behavior during reading, you're staying in at recess for a chat and practice. Hope that helps!

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  4. Erin, are these files still available on TPT? I started using DOJO last year with my fourth graders and they and their parents loved it. I am looking to make it a focal point this year and would love the posters for "earning" and "losing" a point with the rewards consequences for them to refer to. Thank you in advance.

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  5. Hello! Is this still available? I'm having a hard time finding it on TPT. Thank you!

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    1. I found her Positive Clip Chart Pack thru a link on her FB page here: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/0B1zc-y_P_70nR2V3bkNjY3B0eFU

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  6. I have the same question about TpT! Thank you!

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    1. I found her Positive Clip Chart Pack thru a link on her FB page here: https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/0B1zc-y_P_70nR2V3bkNjY3B0eFU

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  8. Awesome work...this is a great relief! Thanks.

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