Thursday, June 7, 2012

Do You Know the Do-Jo?

Happy Almost Friday Friends!,
Praise the Lord! I have 1 day left!! I am just beyond exhausted & am looking forward to a relaxing summer break. It's definitely not my kids. I'm just running on empty right now. 
It's been a busy summer fun-filled week! We had a lot of fun with our Watermelon Day, Ice Cream Day, Beach Day, and our end of the year candy awards! For our end of the year awards, I created a Photostory presentation of our year in pictures, read the parents a heartfelt letter and then I LOST IT! This was me...
Which then set some of my parents off and we were having a sob fest! I have been completely blessed with 2 great classes in a row. It's amazing how much of an impact these children can have on you in a year's time. I will miss them dearly.
Soooo...have you heard of Class Dojo?
Behavior Management Software
Class Dojo is one of my favorite classroom management tools! Class Dojo is an easy way to engage your class by recognizing positive behaviors. The website is You create a class list on the website and then decide which positive behaviors you will recognize (see below for examples). You assign a cute avatar for each student, and then you can keep it up on your projector throughout the school day. Each time you have a student that you want to recognize for a behavior, you click on their avatar & choose the behavior that they will be recognized for. Then they get a point! Each time they get a point, it makes a sound to notify the students.
You have to love the movie star examples on the tutorial...Angelina Jolie, Brad
Here are some examples of some of the behaviors that you can reward:
You can also take points away for any negative behaviors if you wish to do that:
You can also print behavior report cards and reports for Behavior Improvement Plans. It's documentation made easy! You can do it for one day or over a span of days & weeks. Here is an example of the behavior report:
The best part....You can use your smartphone as a class remote by visiting This really helps while I'm teaching my small guided reading groups, and I want to give or take away any points. My personal feedback: My class LOVES this!! They really responded well to it & it helped them try harder to make better choices. My most challenging ones seemed to really take to this program. It's another great way to incorporate technology into the classroom, which I can't get enough of!!
Have you used ClassDojo before? I'd love to hear what you think!
Don't forget my Totally Terrific 200 Follower Giveaway that ends in 2 days! Click on the picture to go to the giveaway & enter if you haven't already!
Have a great evening friends!,


  1. I hear ya about running on empty. Luckily I finished last Friday :)
    I'll have to check out class Dojo, sounds awesome, thanks for sharing!
    First Grade Dual

  2. I am down to a half day tomorrow and then an afternoon of packing it all up. Class Dojo sounds very interesting. I am definitely going to have to check it out. Thanks for sharing.

    My (Not So) Elementary Life

  3. I thought the Class Dojo site looked really neat! I didn't discover it until the end of the year and haven't used it yet, so it's helpful hearing that it worked out well with your class! I'll definitely try it out! :)

    Mrs. Heeren's Happenings

  4. I'm on my way to check out this class dojo thing as soon as I comment. I've been racking my brain with what I'm going to use for a discipline plan this fall...maybe this is the answer! Thanks:)

  5. The class dojo looks really cool. Thanks for sharing!

    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs

  6. That looks awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  7. I use Class Dojo with my first graders and they love it! I'm not sure I'll get to use it next year because our superintendent want us all doing the same thing next year. I'm your newest follower!
    First with Franklin

  8. How much is Class DoJo? At one time, I could find it on their website and now I'm not seeing it...

    Teaching Little Miracles

    1. The beauty about it is that it's FREE!! There is absolutely no cost to use it. :)

  9. Thanks for telling us about Class Do-Jo. I'm going to look into that. Your blog is great. I'm your newest follower. Please come visit my blog at and follow me.

  10. Lisa, I really like the idea of the photostory presentation, because I take pictures so often throughout the year. This is why I think blogging is so great, because there are always fresh, new ways to do things - I love it!

    I'm your newest follower, by the way. If you have time, come check out my blog. :)

    Sharon Dudley, NBCT

  11. Hi Lisa - Kalen from ClassDojo here. Thank you so much for your great blog post - our whole team just read it and we all really appreciate the support! Congrats on being done for the year :)

    If anyone who comes across this post has any questions for us or needs help getting set up, please don't hesitate to reach out at


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