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Thursday, April 26, 2012


It's almost the end of the school year!  We all need some encouragement.  Here's an idea I use in my first grade classroom throughout the year.  At the end of the day I choose one boy and one girl.  I choose those who have behaved and completed all of their work.

I give them each a set of pom poms.  ( I bought each set for a dollar at the discount store.) They walk around the room and stand by someone they think has done a great job at school.  They shake the pom poms and cheer while the class recites our Yahoo Cheer 2 times.

We clap for those students.  I remind them that tomorrow I will choose two more students who have behaved and completed all of their work.  The students can't wait to have a turn to shake the pom poms. This really helps with classroom behavior and positive attitudes toward each other.

Please click on the picture below to print a copy of our Yahoo Cheer!
Yahoo!  I am proud of you!


  1. Hi Kathy,
    Thanks for checking out my blog! I am following your blog now too :) I love this idea and want to use it next year!!!!!!

  2. Glad to hear it! Your students will really have fun using pom poms.