I love ClassDoJo a whole lot. My students totally love it. I’ve been using it for 3 years strong now and don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. If you don’t know, ClassDoJo is a free website and app that motivates positive student behavior with these adorable little monsters.
Every week they earn a QR code behavior coupon if they have 93% or higher. (We’re kind of strict, but students rarely earn negatives. I’m very blessed.) Also, the student with the highest number of points each week is dubbed “Cougar of the Week” and has their picture placed on my wall and our class website (This pic was taken before school started, but students’ photos are placed on a star.).
And this year, my partner teacher and I have added a new goal for our students – reaching the 100 Points Club. This is such an easy additional motivator to add if you are already using ClassDoJo. We do not erase students points from week to week. We let them keep rolling and once they earn 100, they join the 100 points club.
How does it work?
First they get to choose their own printed monster, write their name on it, and place it on our 100 Point Club display. For every 100 points they earn, they will get to add a new monster for everyone to see. If you don’t know, ClassDoJo has the most adorable monster clip art for you to download and insert into your ClassDoJo materials. Just find the section that says ClassDoJo Image Pack.
Then, they also get to choose a prize that parents have donated to our classroom.
I wish I could give you my poster for our display, but I think it may be against ClassDoJo’s copyright. You can download my freebie frame template and create your own with ClassDoJo’s clip art.
And there are a ton of other free resources, too, at this page at ClassDoJo’s website.
UPDATE: What if you want to see weekly/daily DoJo points, too, and not just a yearly accumulation of points?
Bex Mawn of Reading and Writing Redhead asked about what to do if you still want to see daily or weekly sums of DoJo points. I used to just erase all my “bubbles” every week since we also check weekly points. However, that’s not necessary.
While on the classroom monster page, click Reports.
Then change the drop-down box by students to Highest Combined or Most Positives and the Data Range: box to Last Week, Today, or there’s even a Custom Range option at the bottom.
That way you can check daily or weekly points while still keeping a running tally of overall points for your 100 Points Club.
If you use ClassDoJo (or not) and would like suggestions on ways students can earn positive DoJo points, check out my post at All Things Upper Elementary.
Got any other easy motivators with ClassDoJo that I can add to my routine? My students will thank you for it!
Bex Mawn says
This is AWESOME! I love the idea! I have daily dojo points rewards that I give out – like if they get 9 points they can choose their own monster. Do you guys also do that? If I didn't clear the points to get up to 100 I'd have a hard time telling when they reached the smaller daily rewards. Do you have any suggestions? Again, thanks so much for sharing the idea!
< Reading and Writing Redhead
Hey, Bex! You're such a sweetie! I let my students choose their monster at the beginning of the year, but that would be a great incentive to let them change their monster again after a certain number of DoJos (they always want a new monster :P).
I used to always erase my points every week, too, because I also reward on weekly points. I just updated the post to show how to keep the overall points while checking daily points. Just look at the bottom of this post (I tagged you, too. :)).
Bex Mawn says
Awesome! Thanks so much for the help! 🙂 You rock!
Marsha Taylor says
I love using DoJo, but needed some new ideas. Thank you so much you inspired me. I love the 100 point club, and rewarding students on a weekly basis. I haven't done that. I give rewards for every 15 points. One of their favorites is to eat lunch with me, or visit the principal. The principal has a treasure box or sometimes gives them free ice cream passes. This way they feel they've earned 2 rewards, one to go see the principal to get bragged on, and one another prize from her. She enjoys getting to see students for positives also. Thank you again for new inspiration.
Sounds like you have a very supportive principal! That's great! Thanks for stopping by and sharing!
Kelli Prue says
I haven't been able to locate the Class Dojo Image Pack. I've searched all over the site. Any ideas on how I can get a hold of it without having to copy and paste each little monster (they don't enlarge very well).
Stacey Lawson says
Go to this link: https://www.classdojo.com/resources/
Scroll all the down to the bottom of the page. Click on the link download classroom decorations. It took me a bit but I finally found them.
katie impomeni says
I am having a difficult time opening the classroom decorations as well. Any other ideas? I sent you an email. Thanks for all of your ideas!!! I have been using it for 2 years, but needed a boost, so I appreciate all of your ideas!!
Haleigh Oberkirsch says
Thank you so much for this post! I am beginning my first year of teaching in a few weeks and I knew I wanted to use Class Dojo but wasn't sure where to start! This is so great!