On Tuesday you got to meet Quentin, our class mascot. As a class mascot, he gives the students an example to follow for good behavior and gives them an extra push to follow the rules. We combine Quentin with the Baldridge program, teaching kids that being a Quality Student is the best way to work and behave in the classroom. We have found that this holistic approach, combining behavior and performance, really encourages the students to do their best. Having a class mascot is a fun way to emphasize whatever it is you want to emphasize in the classroom.
Scholastic has a fantastic article about how a class mascot can even motivate kiddos to write. When Quentin goes home with a Quality Student, they write about him in his journal. They get excited about their interactions with the class mascot and want to write about them, or at least draw them.
All of these articles support the same idea, that a class mascot is a great way to create a fun environment and motivate your students. The one cool thing about Quentin, as you can read in our other post, is that we have done all the work for you. Quentin has 2 songs, 2 books, and other materials. The idea of quality is strongly encouraged within the Baldridge program and it’s a great jumping point for you. We have seen Quentin work wonders with students who had very strong behavior difficulties and firmly believe in the presence of a class mascot to make your life easier. As you can see in our previous post, we do have a stuffed Quentin.
You can add lots of Quentin to your classroom this week through our Sun, Sand, and Savings Sale. Read more under “Week 2.”
If not Quentin, at least try a class mascot. We guarantee you’ll see a difference in your kiddos. Share your successes below!
Have an awesome weekend and best of luck!