I also created this letter to send home with students that are really struggling with doing NOTHING. I talked with the class and we decided that we really wanted to find a way to stay focused and that we did not want to waste a minute of our learning time. They all liked the idea of the letter and the fact that I give a stop sign as a warning before the letter is sent home. This gives them time to correct their behavior.
It has been working beautifully, the students are even beginning to remind each other!
We also started talking about our benchmark testing and how I needed them to stay focused so that they could show all that they have learned so far in 2nd grade. I brought back this oldie but a goodie! We listened to the song and analyzed the words. We talked about how they connected to our benchmark testing and our daily work.
EYE OF THE TIGER!
I am printing these tiger eyes below to place on my student's desks this week as a reminder to stay focused and to try hard!