CHARACTER ED/HOLIDAYS/SERVICE LEARNING
Tree to Share
Love That Teaching Idea! Staff
Submitted: November 9, 2002
a bare, artificial tree in your classroom. Then place a box of "decorations"
(i.e. bookmarks, erasers, pencils, small books, etc.) under the tree. When you
see students exhibiting positive behavior in the classroom, invite him/her to
take a "decoration" from the box and place it on the tree. Also, when
students have extra time following an assignment, encourage them to make their
own decorations for the tree.
school is out for winter vacation, donate your decorated tree to a homeless shelter,
children's home, another school, etc. as a gift from "your children"
will be thrilled that their own positive behavior made it possible for something
very special to be given to others.