Saturday, August 2, 2014

Ask Me Brag Tags


Hello, friends!!  After an incredible 3 week (yes, I said three week) road trip I was completely dead on my feet.  It felt so good to be home with the boys in my lap I just couldn't move for a good solid 5 days.  Instead of moving, I put the computer in my lap next to the kitty boy and started clicking away.  

I have been in search of a way to get rid of the Behavior Clip Chart.  How do I keep the kids accountable without getting down on themselves? How do I keep it private without everyone knowing that someone has a consequence? How can I use tons of positive and intrinsic motivation without losing those "behavioral leaders" who like to be center stage?
Well, hello Brag Tag concept!!  I don't know about you but I'm in love with the cute little tags that you can purchase and give away to the kiddos all year.  The problem?  Who can afford that? I cannot.  I don't think our school probably can either.  The solution? Printables that you can reuse EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.

I have high hopes for these puppies.  There are 24 of them.  One for every kiddo if I need one, though I want to keep it a very special honor so I'll likely be a little bit more choosy than that.

I can't wait to see how they work.  I put a little ribbon on a few of them and I'm on the lookout for some superhero stuff to put on some others.  Gotta all those different little personalities to buy-in, right?!





Don't do as I did.  I was trying to leave a sweet little border around the edge of each badge but guess what? They didn't fit into the badge holders that way.  Make sure you cut either right on the lines or just outside of them.  Otherwise you'll be cleaning up this little mess and if you have a cat like the Brutie Tootie, he will inhale the littlest pieces and start coughing and you'll panic and jump up and drop all the little badges you were working on in order to save said Kitty Boy's life.  Whew.  Yes, it happened.  He's still alive & well wreaking adorable havoc on the house.  No worries.  


I got my badges at Mardel as I do every year.  They are getting up there in price though.  It may be time to hunt the dollar stores!


Little preview of the files is below.  We use The Leader in Me (by Dr. Stephen R. Covey) philosophy at our school so 7 of these badges line up with "The 7 Habits of Happy Kids."  I'm hoping it will help drive the kids to see those habits not only within themselves but in others as well.  High hopes, I'm tellin' ya! :)



I have high hopes for these puppies.  There are 24 of them.  One for every kiddo if I need one, though I want to keep it a very special honor so I'll likely be a little bit more choosy than that.

I can't wait to see how they work.  I put a little ribbon on a few of them and I'm on the lookout for some superhero stuff to put on some others.  Gotta all those different little personalities to buy-in, right?!

So they are uploaded to TPT & guess what?!  There's a sale starting very soon so wishlist it, baby!

With happiness,
Jen ♥

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