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Last Day!! Holiday Giveaway on Pinterest ENDS TODAY!

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Posted by on November 30, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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“Count Downs” Are Always Fun!

In light of the 50th day of school (that recently came and went), we thought now may be a good time to get your students excited about the 100th day of school. It is always fun for students to “count down” the days of school until a BIG day!

There are fun teaching opportunities that come along with the 100th Day of School celebration. Check out this “count down” worksheet packet for K-4, to help bring about a greater understanding of number and numeral concepts from 1 to 100, while counting down the days until the big day! Your students are sure to enjoy!

Below are a few cute 100 day BragTags™ from some very clever elementary schools. Have fun with your count down to the 100th day of school!

 
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Posted by on November 17, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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Bullying is No Longer Limited to the Playground

What happens today shows up on Facebook tomorrow. Teach your students how to handle themselves online. Encourage safe behavior, online security and discuss online bullying.

Tips for Teaching:
1. Keep your passwords safe.
2. Do not send someone you do not know any personal information or photos.
3. Do not email or text anything you would not want read out loud in the morning announcements.
4. Respect others by not sending or forwarding embarrassing stuff.
5. Never say something online that you would not say in person.
6. If you are uncomfortable with an email, text or image you see, tell your teacher or parents.
7. “Take 5” before responding to something you encounter online or in a text.

Teachers, parents and kids can prevent cyberbullying. Together, we can explore safe ways to use technology.
1. Create a task force to assess cyberbullying in your school. Make sure students are involved in the task force.
2. Come up with an anonymous method of reporting cyberbullying.
3. Send home helpful cyberbullying prevention materials to ensure parents are aware.

Helpful cyberbullying prevention tips for parents:
Be Aware of What Your Kids are Doing Online
Talk with your kids about cyberbullying and other online issues regularly.
• Know the sites your kids visit and their online activities. Ask where they’re going, what they’re doing, and who they’re doing it with.
• Tell your kids that as a responsible parent you may review their online communications if you think there is reason for concern. Installing parental control filtering software or monitoring programs are one option for monitoring your child’s online behavior, but do not rely solely on these tools.
• Have a sense of what they do online and in texts. Learn about the sites they like. Try out the devices they use.
• Ask for their passwords, but tell them you’ll only use them in case of emergency.
• Ask to “friend” or “follow” your kids on social media sites or ask another trusted adult to do so.
• Encourage your kids to tell you immediately if they, or someone they know, is being cyberbullied. Explain that you will not take away their computers or cell phones if they confide in you about a problem they are having.

 
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Posted by on November 6, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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When budgets are lacking, we get crackin’!

As you know, we are a family owned and operated business. (sister power) 🙂 Our parents and family members were and are teachers, administrators and principals – so education is in our blood. Our goal has always been to support public education and provide affordable award and recognition items for ALL students. In our continuing effort to motivate, recognize and reward our youth, your students, we put our thinking caps on and came up with a BIG sweepstakes giveaway! Thank you to everyone that entered. And remember, there is more where this came from!

We are thrilled to announce the winner of the Golden BragTag Sweepstakes! Congratulations Julie and Parkview Elementary School! When we called the school to announce Parkview Elementary had won $1000 worth of product, they were so excited and let us know “this could not have come at a better time as our school has recently experienced many budget cuts.” 

Their school has recently implemented the Bucket Filler program. I wanted to share a couple of proofs we’ve posted for their program. These items are on their list to give out to every student at Parkview Elementary.

Again, we’d like to say THANK YOU to everyone and CONGRATULATIONS to Julie and Parkview Elementary School!

 
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Posted by on November 5, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

We think schools do the COOLEST things for their students!

BragTag™ news, this just in!

Blanche Sims Elementary has implemented a school wide behavioral program and uses BragTags™ as student incentive and motivation. Today Blanche Sims sent us this wonderful picture of their “Respect Circle”. The kids are all so adorable, holding on to their brag tag necklaces and listening intently to their principal.

Jaime Lovely (from Blanche Sims Elementary) gave me permission to share a wonderful email I received this morning in which she explained the concept of the Respect Circle:

This morning was our second Respect Circle at Blanche Sims. All of the students K-5 come down to the cafeteria and sit in a huge circle. Our principal stands in the middle and announces birthdays from the month (and we all sing Happy Birthday), she then makes important school announcements, talks about our behavior program and announces our Behavior Stars for the month. Each Behavior Star gets one of our new Brag Tags with our Logo on them.The kids were so excited to get their new tags! 🙂

The students at Blanche Sims Elementary don’t yet know how lucky they are. Everything about that circle is strategically being tucked away into their little cores, strengthening their moral fibers, and raising their awareness. Someday they will look back on their respect circle and be thankful for everything it instilled.

Kudos Blanche Sims! (And thank you Jaime for sending the inspiring pic!)

Just for fun, thought I’d share a few proofs we’ve posted for their school wide behavior program. So cute!


 
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Posted by on November 2, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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