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Monday, February 20, 2012

The Desk Fairy

The Desk Fairy
by Connie Schnoes, Ph.D.


A few days ago, I introduced you all (or perhaps reintroduced you to an old idea) of the Desk Fairy. I still love her. I wonder if I can get a house fairy that will get my boys do their chores but I digress.

When I was at the bookstore the other day, I ran across this little gem of a book in the new arrivals. Personally, I think I paid too much for as short as the book is ($12). The book tells the story of how when students are fast a sleep at night, she comes to the school to find her favorite thing: clean desks!

Then it goes on to explain the difference between clean and messy desks. It tells you how to clean your desk and surrounding area and reminds the student to always be ready as the Desk Fairy always arrives by surprise! 

It is a short, easy to read picture book that would be great for a mini-lesson during the first two weeks of school and to introduce the desk fairy to the students. 


There is also a Desk Fairy Website which tells you how to use this method with your students. The suggestion is to leave a prize 2-3 times a week for the first few weeks and then once every two weeks after that. It seems excessive. I was thinking more like once a month.


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2 Comments:

At July 26, 2012 at 12:25 PM , Blogger Deanna Schuler said...

I used the desk fairy idea last year! I really need the book!

I was concerned about the rewards the fairy leaves because of the WBT thing... but hey it's not me leaving the rewards... its the desk fairy... right?

 
At July 26, 2012 at 12:27 PM , Blogger Deanna Schuler said...

Almost forgot... a funny to share about the desk fairy.

Some of my kids were skeptical about the desk fairy ... so I had the custodian that cleans my room talk to my kids. He told them she is BEAUTIFUL! He loves visiting with her. He then proceeded to say that he was very sad because he hadn't seen her in awhile.

That evening the kids had SPOTLESS desks... LOL! Plus they all like to talk about how Devin (our custodian) is in love with the desk fairy!

 

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