MEET OUR CLASSROOM MASCOT- Quentin the Quality Penguin! Isn’t he cute:) He helps my kiddos to be “quality” students. He also loves to sing, “Quality Students” with us.
I start the year with this display of Quality Quentin and his friend Mandy on my wall outside of my classroom and they are greeted by Quality Quentin when they enter the classroom. One of my sweet little girls made him the bracelet he is wearing. Then I take pictures of my kiddos standing on little glaciers for our classroom display.
I read Quentin’s First Day. It is a book about how scared Quentin is to go to school. Mama Penguin makes him feel better by teaching him the Quality Student song, so he knows how to behave at school. You can get the book in our store. Just click on the picture to purchase.
Then we sing the Quality Student Song and act out the letters of “Quality” This song is included with the book. You can also grab just the song for FREE:)
After we have read the book and sung our Quality Student song, we will pass around Quality Quentin and each of the kiddos will say their name and what a quality student is.
“My name is Jon, and a quality student listens to the teacher.” We have these class meetings every day the first few weeks of school and then we will have them weekly. My students really learn how a quality student acts.
I also use this as a class incentive. We will vote on an activity that the class wants to do and when we get enough Quentins on the igloo, we will do the activity. The kiddos love seeing the number of Quentins grow. You can get these in our Back to School Bundle.
The parents are very good about helping me with donating items for our little store. I just ask for parents who can to sign up at the beginning of the year to donate.
As you can see, they love the Quentin Dollars!
This is a book that the kiddos can illustrate themselves. I just love their own pictures! it makes each book unique:)
Here are a few more examples of what you will get in this large literacy unit- over 90 pages! The kiddos love seeing Quentin and Mandy on these resources:)
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What a fantastic setup. I was really inspired here. I have the same system but not as well planned out!
Maren @ Malimo Mode
Thank you so much! I have used so many different behavior programs and I have found the whole concept of Quality Student to be very successful! My kiddos love to sing the song and I refer to the words in the song all day and they love earning the Quentin Dollars. My kiddos also take Quentin home if they have tried to be a quality student and write about his time with them in a journal.
Have a great year!
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