I starting using Positive Office Referrals about 2 years ago. Our school is PBiS and kids can enter weekly drawings to win prizes from the Wildcat Warehouse. Some students, however, need immediate feedback and praise or honestly, some positive adult attention.
If I see a student go out of their way to be kind to someone they might not usually talk to or working really hard on a challenging assignment, I write up a positive office referral. Students can then walk on down to the office to share in the good news. The office staff is really good about making a big deal about the student’s efforts and send them back with praise and a treat or pencil.
My advice is to make the “why” you gave the referral to them clear so that we can expect that behavior to show up again. If you aren’t yet on summer vacation, give it a try today!