To earn a SHOE bead the ENTIRE class must have their "sneakers" during class. If they do an "S" mark goes next to their classes initial on the behavior/shoe chart. 1st and 2nd graders have PE laces this year with connectors to make it easier for them to connect themselves. 3rd graders will receive "chains". When the class earns the bead they put the bead on their laces/chains in the classroom.
Behavior beads are earned when ALL of the class follows the classroom rules. The students have learned the "thumbs up" system to show me where their class ends for that period based on the posted rules. If the class does not have a "thumbs up" they do not receive a bead.
The students know what my expectations are and they are learning to expect the same from one another. A star or smiley face goes next to their class name at the end of class when they earn the award.