Sunday, May 22, 2016



For all of my faithful fans with Silly Sam Classrooms, 
I have some big news for you! 

The newest version of the Silly Sam Classroom Management System is HERE!

This is the same premise as the original Silly Sam System with some important additions and fun new twists!

First of all, my own Silly Sam has been drawn by artist Tonja Irvine from Ta Doodles! He is now in 3D and is also rockin' some very cool green shoes!

This version of the program still has GOOD CHARACTER awards that can be easily filled out for students that are displaying these positive behaviors. New twist **this set is editable and you can type in the Teacher Name on each tag so that when you print or photocopy that is already filled in. The editable version has a text box in the teacher name position. The student name is still a blank to write in, however, in this editable version, you may choose to add a text box in PowerPoint and type in a name.

Print on white paper or colored paper and have students 
                         COLLECT THEM ALL!

Here's how I use them. Each day I give out Silly Sam Classroom Compliments to students that are Good Examples or Good Sports, etc. Students collect these compliment awards at home. When they have 20 Silly Sam Classroom Compliments of any assortment, they bring them in to school and receive an ice pop during our movie on Friday Funday. Each of the 20 "Sammers" gets stamped on the back that it was already submitted for a prize. 

Now, with our newest program: These same Sammers can still be saved up for a different prize. If a student saves up 10 of the same Compliment Cards, for example 10 Good Sport Cards, they can now bring those in and receive a GOOD SPORT BRAG TAG! Even if there is an ice pop stamp on the back, the same award can be counted toward the Brag Tag. So, students can try to collect each of the 10 Good Character Brag Tags. Color Coding the papers can help students see which ones they have and which ones they are trying for. If your students are anything like my guys, they will LOVE the challenge of collecting each and every one. In my classroom, doubles are welcome as well, however you can adapt the rules any way that you like!

The Lemonade Award is for any student that shows that they are using COPING SKILLS and dealing with disappointment or an 'upsetment' in a grown up way! Making Lemonade out of Lemons is a wonderful skill to learn!

Other Classroom Compliments and BRAG TAGS include GOOD CITIZENS, Super Helper and Super Kinder or 1st-5th Grader!

 Collect BRAG TAGS on binder rings for backpacks or metal chains for necklaces. We are using backpack rings so that students can show families and friends how their GOOD CHARACTER skills are growing!
 All of the current SILLY SAM Packs will also be created in this new version soon!

If you have already purchased ANY Silly Sam Pack at all, please email me at I will be so happy to send you this new version FREE to try out in your classroom! If you have any requests or preferences on which pack you would like to see next, leave me a comment here on the blog and I will try to get that one ready for you!

For anyone new to the SILLY SAM family, think about having a little character join you in your classroom for the end of this year, or for next year! Try this BONUS FREEBIE from Silly Sam Productions at TpT.

Thanks for reading about a Silly Sam Classroom! 

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