HI everybody, it’s time for a quick look inside vancouver public schools. I’m nick voll. Behavior is an important part of a child’s development. At eisenhower elementary, they were looking for a way to motivate kids to demonstrate their best behavior, and they found what they were looking for, on social media. “Drumroll please,” it’s an exciting morning at eisenhower elementary school. Over the p-a system, for the very first time, students are learning whether they’ve been selected for a special honor. “Tyler j, come on up to the office my friend”I thought that I had a chance, but the total surprise was that I was the first to be called” in the front lobby of the school, is a brand-new vending machine. Inside, you won’t find candy or soda. These winners, put a token in the machine and pick their very own book. “I love books, and I like to read them, so that is why I was so excited to get this award to get this book” they weren’t selected at random, but rather, were rewarded for demonstrating positive behavior. Kaymun saw a classmate with a problem, and decided to help. “When we were in the cafeteria for lunch yesterday I tied his shoe because he needed help because I heard him say ‘can someone tie my shoe’ and I did it for him because I wanted to be helpful” the vending machine is part of the school’s emphasis on positive behavior. “Behavior is learned, and if inappropriate behavior is learned, then appropriate behavior can be learned, motivation for doing that is what we’re looking for with this machine.””i’m trying to do my best because sometimes I get out of control and I am glad that people see the way I try to be good” as far as they can tell, this is the first book vending machine on the west coast, an idea sent to school librarian melisa woods on social media. “Said how cool would this be, but it’s a pipe dream because they’re expensive” but the foundation for vancouver public schools and the eisenhower p-t-a pitched in to buy the machine, which gives kids a longer-lasting reward than a piece of candy or small toy. “For me as a librarian I think it’s super cool to see kids get excited about books.” these, are forever books. “If you want you can bring it home, and its fun to bring things home when you’ve earned them.””I even have a necklace that says “reading rocks.”” Eisenhower has enough books to last a while, and they’re working on donations for the long-term. If you’re interested, you can contact the school. Check this out, it’s our favorite post from social media. If you’re for something to do with your kids this holiday break, the city of vancouver runs a bunch of great camps at their facility. This one in the picture here is at the marshall center. It’s a fun way to keep your kids busy and learning this holiday break, and to keep yourself at a low stress level. If you’re on social media, why not connect with vancouver public schools? We’re on facebook, twitter, youtube, and instagram. Until next time, i’m nick voll.