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Local school's unique solution to end student misbehaving


In Rockford, one elementary school has its teachers dancing as a trade-off for students to behave.

"We did the chicken dance, we did the hokey pokey, the limbo, a hula hoop contest, the cha cha slide and the boot scootin' boogie," said 4th Grade Teacher Allison Free.

Students at McIntosh Elementary School cheered on their teachers as they participated in dance offs and other contests. The assembly encouraged students to lower their misbehavioral referrals and in exchange their teacher would participate in the activities.

"I think they really liked it and I think its going to motivate them for more opportunities like this. We discussed it as a group to do something, an incentive, something to work for," said Free.

The school thought it was a great idea since the kids were already excited about Halloween.



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