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!