Now, you know working with 7-year-olds meant they wanted to get really specific, and sometimes silly on these behaviors. I couldn't put all of their ideas or we would have 20+ positive and negatives each, so I had to convince them that we group a lot of their ideas under some of the ones we already had (like poor choice). What silly behavior would a 7-year-old come up with - one of my sweet girls wanted a positive point for "being awesome"!!
After ClassDojo's release of the Groups Feature this year, it is so much easier for me to be able to give points to a group of students at one time. So, now, we have Table of the Week! I have 4 tables in my classroom, so I have one group for each table. When we are transitioning or working on a project, I'll look around for a table that is doing what they should be, or see which table is done the quickest, and they earn a dojo point for their table. At the end of the week, we look at the Group points and the table with the most gets this fancy sign in their table caddy for the next week. We then reset the table group points and start over on Monday.
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Now that we are 4 weeks into school, my kiddos are beginning to rack up some points! Friday afternoon, we had our first members join the 100 point Dojo club! I used monster clipart from ClassDojo to make these little monsters to display student names.
And lastly, our Dojo Leader of the Week! Each Friday afternoon, I look on the Class Dojo reports to see which student has the highest combined points for the week and that student is the Dojo Leader of the Week. They get a brag tag, a certificate, and their name gets added to our Class Dojo bulletin board. They start asking me on Monday who has the most points - but I make them wait until Friday!
The monsters off to the side are preview Dojo Leaders of the Week - they might be a leader again, so keeping their monster nearby is helpful!
Have you started school yet? Are you going to Dojo!?!?!