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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Brownie Points

I finished a project today that I couldn't wait to share with you all! Every year that I've taught, I've had a "compliment chain" which was simply a chain of paperclips hanging from the ceiling.  Students could earn a paperclip each time they received a compliment (in the hallway, at specials, even when someone came in the room).  Once they received 25 paperclips, I rewarded the students and we started our chain over again!  They love getting recognized for the compliments they receive...

Well, thanks to Pinterest, I found another version that I fell in love with ~ Brownie Points ~ and decided to make my own version.

Brownie Points

I bought an inexpensive cookie sheet, as well as some wooden rectangles, brown acrylic paint, white "slick" paint, and magnets from Hobby Lobby.  I painted the rectangles, painted the icing on top, and used E6000 to glue the magnet strips onto the back.

Front of "brownie"

Back of "brownie"

I also created a cute header to go above the cookie sheet.


If you'd like a pdf copy of the header, click here.

Also, I thought some people may not want to do the "wooden brownies", so I made a pdf page of 15 brownies per page (I am using 30 brownies on my cookie sheet) which you can download here...

Each time my students receive a compliment (either from someone else or even from me), they will receive a brownie on the cookie sheet... When they fill their cookie sheet, I will bring in brownies for a treat!!!!  =)

I hope you enjoy!  It is SO "seriously" cute....  ;)


  1. Thank you very much! This is awesome!

  2. Where did you get your wooden rectangles? I am debating if I want to paint them or just use paper. It's very cute with the wooden ones.

  3. Thank YOU so much Carolyn for the kind compliment!!! I bought my wooden rectangles at Hobby Lobby. I think they were packaged 5 to a little baggie... I love the 3D look the wooden rectangles give... ;)

    Also, they remind me of Little Debbie brownies which will more than likely be their reward for filling the pan!!! ;) Once school starts, I don't have much time for baking!!!!!

  4. Thank you "Theykeepmethinking"!!! ;)

  5. Brownie points go to you for such cuteness.

    Yearn to Learn Blog

  6. =) You made me smile YearnToLearn!!!!! ;)

  7. Yours turned out so cute! Did you see these from First Grader at Last? That's where I saw it there last summer. Check it out!

  8. I LOVE this idea!!!

    Last year I did a compliment tree..which I was never 100% sold on the idea throughout the year..but this is SO much better.

    Thanks for sharing this great idea!

  9. I'm late on this, but I absolutely love this idea! Definitely plan to make this happen in my classroom next year! Thanks so much for sharing!

  10. These are great and exactly what I was in need of! Thank you for sharing these!