Do you want to be in my club?

That's the question I have been asking my kiddos the last few weeks since I implemented "Kinder Clubs". This idea was not one of my own. Kim Adsit from KinderGals talked about this is one of her sessions I attended at the Kindergarten Conference I attended in November. She did the funniest impersonation of a student who wanted to be in her clubs. (Y'all...she's so funny!) Anywho...as soon as she introduced us to clubs I was sold!
It is such a great way to encourage, motivate, and make students excited to learn. You can have a club for everything in the world. It took me a bit (since my conference was in November) to get these underway...but we are up and running.


Here is the jist: You have clubs for anything you want:
Write to 20
Count to 20
Count to 100
Write to 100
Tie Your Shoes
Sit Quietly
Good Manners
Knows Sight Words
Raises Hand
Doesn't Blurt Out
Knows ABC's
Knows Letter Sounds

You get the point. As students master a club, they can write their name on the sign. The whole point of the club is to recognize those who are doing the right thing or know content taught. I like that you have a variety of clubs...this way every student has a chance to be a part of at least 1 club.

My kids are itching to be "tested" for a club. I have definitely had more kiddos practicing shoe tying at home. Can I get an AMEN????

 

Obviously these aren't as "Fancy" as I would like but it was a quick fix to something I felt I needed to do to encourage some kiddos to do the right thing. Kim had her clubs made into a large book. I had a blank space on the wall so I went with it!  I'm curious. Do you have clubs? If you do, which clubs do you have?



6 comments:

  1. I have been wanting to do something like this! Are you sharing these signs anywhere or could you send them to me - I'd love to start implementing and celebrating growth at this time of year

    Amber
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  2. this is such a great idea. I did something similar last year when I was teaching how to count to 100, but doing it with other areas is awesome.

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  3. I love this idea! I had one for counting and writing to 20 last year, but there are so many more!!

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  4. What a wonderful idea. I like that you can have multiple clubs in which all students can belong. Would be a good way I think to reward for behavior or achievement. I'm a preservice teacher, so I'm definitely filing this idea away for later. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. What a wonderful idea. I like that you can have multiple clubs in which all students can belong. Would be a good way I think to reward for behavior or achievement. I'm a preservice teacher, so I'm definitely filing this idea away for later. Thanks for sharing.

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