Desk Checks {A FREEBIE}

What is your biggest pet peeve in your classroom? Mine is messy desks! 
I can't stand it when I walk past a student who can't close his/her desk because it is out of control! 

Every once in a while, I have surprise desk checks. I usually do this when my kiddies are out of the classroom because I don't want to embarrass anyone. I check every single desk and leave some little cards for the clean and messy ones. This keeps my desk checks very private and it's a good way to let my little ones know that they may have some tidying up to do! 
 After a few desk checks, the kids know that they need to keep their desk clean at all times if they want to get a little unexpected treat! 
Oh yes, I leave a little treat in the clean desks (along with my little note!). 

Want to give this a try? 
Here is a freebie for you today! 
I hope it works for you ;)

I also made these in "grayscale" for those of you who want to save your color ink for other things ;)
Click on the picture to get yourself a copy!

Later gators,

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  1. Thanks Valerie!
    These are so cute and some of my nuggets REALLY need this!!

    Sunny Days In Second Grade

  2. Thanks! These are so cute! I'm going to give these to my daughter's teacher.

  3. Thank you. 2 weeks until the first day of school. Time to prepare for a new year. These will come in handy.

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  5. Hi Valerie!
    This is such a great resource! I featured it on my blog today! :) Here is the post.
    Melissa from Mrs. Dailey's Classroom


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