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Give yourself a marshmallow clap!

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headinhands Thu 29-Sep-16 19:41:46

Hi all. our school are rolling out RWI and I need more praise phrases. I regularly do:

Marshmallow claps
123, well done me
Round of aclaws and one other I have invented myself.

Any more? The kids love them and want some new ideas.

TheTroubleWithAngels Thu 29-Sep-16 19:50:11

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MillyMoo1113 Thu 29-Sep-16 19:51:32

Purr fect

Fab Dabby dozy

MillyMoo1113 Thu 29-Sep-16 19:52:03


Tomato ketchup

Beedoo123 Thu 29-Sep-16 19:53:46

A tomato ketchup! Pretend to squirt ketchup and all blow raspberries... Not a traditional one but surprise surprise the children love it!

HerestoyouMrsRobinson Thu 29-Sep-16 20:06:48

I wish I knew what this thread meant

Teaistheanswer Thu 29-Sep-16 20:12:54

Round of applause (clap in a circle!)
Pat yourself on the back
Silent cheer

All above used at my school. However funniest one I ever saw a teacher use was to stand the child on their chair (obviously she stood next to them for h&s!) and the whole class sang a song with the child's name and achievement in it. Sounds really stupid written down but the children loved it and worked so hard to be the one chosen. 😁

krazipan Thu 29-Sep-16 20:14:31

I googled marshmallow clap and I'm guessing the urban dictionary definition is not what you are talking about shock

Teaistheanswer Thu 29-Sep-16 20:15:31

No idea why my smiley face looks like a grimace! It really wasn't that bad 😊

Coconutty Thu 29-Sep-16 20:16:05

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MillyMoo1113 Thu 29-Sep-16 20:29:16


Disco (invented by us, that's the way aha aha I like it aha aha)

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Thu 29-Sep-16 20:31:28

WTF is a marshmallow clap? My immediate thought was urban dictionary, I'm not sure I dare check though...

exLtEveDallas Thu 29-Sep-16 20:33:27

A Microwave (Wave little fingers about).
Crocodile clap (straight arms out in front and clap hands like a crocodiles mouth)
Seal of Approval (backward hands seal clap)

DandelionAndBedrock Thu 29-Sep-16 20:34:56

"Seal of approval" - flap/smack your hands together like a seal and say "arf, arf, arf".

I hated myself when we started these, but the children do love them. I still find silent cheers hilarious, but they are helpful for when another class is trying to do something important and we are playing team games in PE!

RJnomore1 Thu 29-Sep-16 20:35:01

Does this help?

Fingers crossed none of the kids good marshmallow clap

DandelionAndBedrock Thu 29-Sep-16 20:36:56


I love micro-wave - pinching that one.

headinhands Thu 29-Sep-16 21:32:28

Brilliant ideas guys! Give yourself an 'incredi-ball'! <make the shape of a circle with your hands>

I just made that one up smile

wherehavealltheflowersgone Thu 29-Sep-16 21:34:56

Self high five?!

dabulous Thu 29-Sep-16 21:38:40

NC for this as super 'outy'. I do a 'give yourself a dab-ulous'.

fourcorneredcircle Thu 29-Sep-16 21:39:51


Snowbotheratall Thu 29-Sep-16 22:20:34

Oh my class are dab-crazy! They'll love 'dab-ulous'

Bubblebloodypop Thu 29-Sep-16 22:40:59

This totally explains that one teacher in primary school who used to do Seal of Approval weird thing with her class. I always just thought she was a bit barmy.

wasninah Thu 29-Sep-16 22:48:48

I'm guessing 'well done' is passe

AnyTheWiser Thu 29-Sep-16 22:58:28

RWI= read, write inc???

TeacherBob Fri 30-Sep-16 05:16:10

Winner, 1,2,3 then all the children say winner and make the usain bolt hand gestures.

Not really praise phrase but just for getting children to look and listen we also love:
Macaroni cheese (lets all freeze)
Hocus pocus (lets all focus)

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