The Tough Kid Electronic Home Notes

The Tough Kid Electronic Home Notes

For Grades: K6

ISBN: 978-1-59909-085-6

Publication Date: 2017

Details: 304 pp. (spiral bound) and downloadable reproducible forms

Product ID: 085-6

Price: $41

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One of the most effective school-to-home collaboration strategies has been the home note. The Tough Kid Electronic Home Notes uses the Google platform to help teachers and behavioral interventionists design custom home notes. Instead of a student carrying home a paper note, the individualized electronic home note is emailed directly home using Gmail—with nothing to get “misplaced” or altered before arriving home.

The Tough Kid Electronic Home Notes includes a system for automatic data compilation as well as a highly motivating and customizable reinforcement component.

The Tough Kid Electronic Home Notes contains step-by-step directions for how to:

  • Select and objectively define target behaviors.
  • Design a motivational system tailored to the individual student.
  • Set up the Electronic Home Note using Google Drive, Forms, and Sheets.
  • Introduce the home note to families and students.
  • Implement the program in a practical and user-friendly way.
  • Monitor progress and assist students in tracking their own progress.
  • Create electronic graphs to summarize and visualize student progress.


Electronic Home Notes has been shown to effectively improve a student’s on-task behavior in the classroom with a bonus reduction of problematic behaviors (Knorr, 2015; Lopach, 2016).