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October 3, 2013

Eye Like What I See!

Well hello lovers! October has arrived and I am giddy.  I am buying candy, decorating, and in general wanting to color with orange, yellow, and brown crayons! Fall makes me happy! Great classroom behavior makes me happy too, thus I have a fun little gimmick for you!

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So if you have read this blog more than once you know I pretty much live at Target. Look at what they have in the dollar bin! GIANT GOOGLY EYES!

imageYep! I am screaming at you! GIANT GOOGLY eyes. I have a googly eye problem. I can never have enough. “Eye” might be and eye hoarder. This is a gallon sized bag and it is far too empty for my comfort, but I am waiting until the Oriental Trading Black Friday sale to buy more. No shipping cost. I’m frugal. What can I say?

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Anyway, so the BIG eyes! Right away I had a plan! This is what I threw up at recess and we were behaving like champions!
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Then, I got super cute tonight, and made this freebie for you. You don’t need the Target googly eyes to use the freebie. The freebie (shown below) has the eyes on there for you! I did that because I hate going to Target, only to find that they are sold out. Here is what happens. I read an amazing blog post and want to do it too, but whatever they blogged about requires something from the dollar bin at Target. So I get in my car, driving way too fast to get there before they sell out, but my fast driving does not help. They are sold out!!!! IT DRIVES ME CRAZY. So just in case your Target has sold out of those big eyes (or you are reading this in February) just print the free download and you will get the picture below and more goodies too! Woo-Hoo!!!Slide2
So this baby (above) goes on my whiteboard once I laminate it! Now this picture below is how they earn the 10 happy faces to have a party.

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I have a daily competition of happy verses sad moments.
For example: You talk while I am talking. We are all sad. {Sad Tally Mark}You pick your nose and eat it. We are all sad. {Sad Tally Mark} Recent happy moment: Student whom I shall call “Human Bowling Ball” rammed into me and instead of continuing on her way, she said, “Excuse me. I’m sorry Mrs. Knight.” Progress people. Progress!!!  She earned us a happy tally!
The whole class thanks each other too, if the situation calls for it.  The kid who found the missing glue stick cap just about got a standing ovation when he earned a happy tally.

At the end of the day if there are more happy than sad moments they get to earn a happy face! I originally drew mine, but I don’t like my drawings much, so I pulled this together with Krista’s clip art! I am going laminate and really wow the kids with these!
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After 10 happy days we will have a reward… popcorn and Charlie Brown are in our future!

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This is my favorite part!!! You know the big bag of eyes??? I poured a few of them into a small container and if “ Eye like what I see” at a certain table group, they get this little trophy of sorts. If your table has the eyes when we line up, you line up first. If your table has it at the end of the day, then you get one of these!!!

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I simply write their name and reward them by shouting them out in front of their friends.


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Everyone loves their 15 minutes of fame! I am big into shouting out great behavior. We have a mini assembly at the end of every school day. It takes 30 seconds and it means the world to the kids! It’s a very personal touch and we are all thriving with the little extra bit of love and praise.

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So enjoy people! I hope you like what you see and follow me. I love my readers, and I love your comments too! So leave me some love because “Eye” like hearing from you all!


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I hope your classroom behavior is better than ever!!! 

51 comments:

  1. Eye love your eye-dea! Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. LOVE this idea - thanks so much for sharing!

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  3. OMgoodness! This is adorable! I just put my giant eyes up in my classroom because I loved them, now I have a saying to go with it! Thanks so much for sharing, this is perfect!
    Hilary
    Second Grade is Out of This World!

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  4. I saw those eyes at Target. I almost bought them but since I am a hoarder-in-therapy I put them back. If I don't need it right now, I try not to buy it. Now I can go back and get some! Thanks for the great idea.

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  5. What adorable eyeballs!!! Going to use this with my homeschooled kids! Thanks!

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  6. Oh, Katie, we are kindred-spirits. LOVE me some eye-balls!!!! And LOVE me some Katie Knight. :)

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  7. Hum Darling!!

    Just LOVE LOVE this!! :)

    Newest follower! :)
    Sarah

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  8. Thank you so much! This is awesome!! I can't wait to get some big eyes :) My kindergarten class is going to love this!!
    Michelle
    www.mrsscotese.blogspot.com

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  9. I have googly eye issues too lol. I didn't realize how many I had until I organized all my craft supplies over the summer...YIKES! :) LOVE those giant googly eyes!!!! I love your happy/sad moments too...especially the pick your nose and eat it LOL.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Sarah
    A Sunny Day in First Grade

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  10. I really need this. What a great idea!

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  11. Great! Hoping I can find those eyes at Target!

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  12. EYE hope our Target has these google eyes!!!!!!!! Crossing my EYES!!!! :) LOVE IT!!!

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  13. LOVE this! Heading to Target with all of my body parts crossed! Thanks for a great way to make our students feel good!

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  14. Eye love this idea! Thank you!

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  15. Seriously? Giant googlie eyes?! Not only is this fabulous but I am so on my way to Target!

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  16. Super cute idea! I bought mustaches there and the kids love them! Mustache you a question? He he he. I also bought little spider rings. I am trying to think of something to do with them. I love this part of teaching!

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  17. OMG!!! This is the cutest idea ever! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Eye love it! What a great way to tie in a little eye fun with the fall season coming up! Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring us all!

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  19. All Target stores sold out here :( Same with all the fabric/craft stores

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    1. Alicia just download the freebie you don't need the big eyes for it.

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  20. Thanks for sharing this great idea!

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  21. Precious! Just love your ideas!!!

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  22. "Eye" loves the eyes idea. I may have to walk to Target to see if they have the big googly eyes this afternoon.

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  23. The nearest Target is over an hour away from me...excuse me while I sniffle and wipe away my tears. I love this and am THRILLED that you made something that I can use without the giant googlies. {Although I am calling my sis right now so she can get them for me!}
    This is adorable....you know, a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do. Stop eating boogies = a BONUS! I'll even do a cartwheel for that one! Thank you for sharing.

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  24. Oh My Gosh!!! I love the giant googly eyes!! I have found that anything out of the ordinary like that really grabs their attention!!
    Teresa
    2nd Grade Pig Pen

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  25. Thank you so much for this great idea! I drove straight to Target and yay they had them!!!

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  26. Love this! I needed a new trick. We're in week 8, and I'm exasperated because behavior has not settled down yet. Every day I have kids blurting out, giggling when others get in trouble, being silly and playing during work time, etc. (And yet, I have some amazing students who make every day a beautiful day!) I definitely need a fresh gimmick! I also appreciate your extra freebies. As one who lives 3 hours away from Target, many a time I have read a super cool idea only to *finally* get to a Target and not be able to find the super cool item. So thanks for covering all bases!!!

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  27. A+++ for the BEST scoreboard of the year!
    I love this....more than EYE can say!!
    Cheesy,
    But true!
    Thank you Katie!

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  28. Awww, this is precious and "eye" love it so much I want to start it in my room right now! LOL Off to do some printing.
    Mels

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  29. Thanks for sharing a great freebie. Found you through a FB post by Crayons and Curls. Love the Oriental Trading Black Friday info. They have a few things I want to get. : )

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  30. Love this idea and really appreciate you sharing the freebie with us. I don't know how I missed this post, but glad I found it today:)

    Tammy
    The Resourceful Apple

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  31. Wow! This is a fantastic idea! Thanks for sharing.

    Charlene/Diamond Mom
    Diamond Mom's Treasury

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  32. Eye love this!!! I really need this right now. Thank you so much!!!

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  33. Eye love this!!! I really need this right now. Thank you so much!!!

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  34. This is exactly what my students and "eye" needed! I mixed it up a little since it's that time of year, when you can buy bouncy eye balls! We are filling a jar with eyeballs! They love it and so do I. Thanks for the freebies!

    Friendly Froggies

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  35. I eyesolutely LOVE this idea!!! I already do points for catching great behaviors, but this will make it soooooo much more fun:) Thanks so much from Sisson's KinderHive.

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  36. I love this idea! I have been having some trouble with my class behavior. I can't wait to try this out with them. Thank you for the great idea!!!

    Katie
    A Basket Full of Apples

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  37. i have lots of felt..........think eye will make some big eyes out of it!

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  38. i have lots of felt..........think eye will make some big eyes out of it!

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  39. Cute idea! If anyone wants the big eyes and can't find them, they have them at Michaels. I bought some several weeks ago and have been trying to think of how to use them. I think I know how to use them now :)

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  40. I'm so happy this post got resurrected! Trying it for sure as soon as we get back. Thanks, Katie!
    Dianne
    Hopelessly Devoted to Teaching

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  41. Eye seriously love this idea! I know some second graders who would love to have a jar of eye balls on their table. :)

    Casey
    Second Grade Math Maniac

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  42. I just saw this on Face book. What a great idea!! I got a kick out of reading your blog, you are so full energy! Love it!! Thanks for sharing!

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  44. I'm a tad late to the party, but "eye" will be using this to spice up my behavior management after spring break. In love!!!

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  45. Thank you so much for sharing this adorable fantastic idea!

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  46. I found the big Googly eyes at Michael's today. :)

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  47. I love it and I love your sense f humor. Thanks for making me laugh at everyday happenings. Thanks for sharing also. I will start turn s Monday! I can't wait to see their eyes when I put up those big eyes.

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  48. This is brilliant! Thank you for sharing.

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  49. Can you email me and explain the part with the bag of eyes a little bit more in detail? Is this ongoing throughout the day? I'm not certain if you drop just one eye in the jar and the team with the most at the end of the day gets a moment of fame or coupon. Let me know. sheryls@arickaree.org. Thank you. What a marvelous scoreboard idea. I'm trying it with my fourth graders.

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