Personally, I like to hand them out every Friday. I think daily would be too much of a hassle to fit in but if you have a time daily that you could do it, I say “Go for it!” because I do believe the sooner the better. You definitely don’t want to wait too long that the students forget what they actually did. I’ve done a few things in mys classroom to help streamline the process on Fridays so we don’t waste too much time on this. The first things I do its collect data all week.
I keep a pad that is dedicated to Braggin Badges on my desk for easy access. Whenever I see a students displaying a behavior that I’d like to encourage, I write down their name, which tags I’d like to give them, and a note about what they did to earn it. Then when Friday comes, I use my notes to help hand out the Braggin Badges. I also think it’s a good reminder to all students to know exactly how they and their classmates earned the tags. This will help with encouraging students to continue to earn their own tags.
Brag Tag Friday
This whole process takes less than 10 minutes from our classroom time and students LOVE collecting their tags. It has helped so much with homework, attendance, behavior, academics, character education, etc. I just love Braggin Badges.
- 100% on tests or quizzes
- Use the different colors for different genres of books
- You can use the different colors to represent standards the students have mastered
- Use the different colors to represent the passing of each number of multiplication facts
Thanks for stopping by! If you have read Part 1 and Part 2 about Brag Tags yet, check them out here: how to get them started and organizing them. I have many sets of Braggin Badges or Brag Tags available for purchase in my TpT store if you like the ones in my pictures.
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