My last idea (for now) to reinforce positive behavior in the classroom are happy notes. Each day I would watch for students that stood out to me as having a great day. Each day I would write two happy notes. You can give them out for good behavior, showing good friendship skills, academic… anything! At the end of the day I would read the happy notes out loud to the class and those students would get to take the note home and line up first to go home. J In order to be sure everyone got a happy note I would always write one of the happy notes for the student helper for the day. I would also write the names in my plan book incase I needed to double check quickly. These take two minutes out of the day and mean the world to the students! I had parents give me printed pads with “ AHappy Note From Mrs. Henning” at the top. However, you can use anything!