Yes, we have many one-second parties in my classroom!
I use the Whole Brain Teaching scoreboard to help with classroom management. ... A competition between smilies and frownies! I found this image of a scoreboard by simply
searching Google image. I actually find
a lot of fun ideas with Google image.
Pictures are worth a thousand words!
My kiddos can earn smiley points for listening, energetic participation, following directions, and working hard. When they earn a smiley point I will say One-second Party while placing a tally mark on the smiley side of the scoreboard. The kiddos clap and say, "Oh yeah!" Now, the frownies can also earn points. When students are not listening, following directions, working hard, or participating I will place a tally mark on the frowny side. When I do that I say Mighty Groan and the kiddos shrug their shoulders and groan. I keep the scores close, one side is never winning by much. I think this helps keep my students on their toes and motivated. My scoreboard is actually on a mini whiteboard. I can carry the board with me wherever I go... font of the room, back of the room, library, computer lab, etc.
The other day my scoreboard changed some. It was smilies vs. pirates. My kiddos had a fun time with the change! If the pirates earned a point (thanks to a misbehavior) the kiddos would say "argh". Of course, my kiddos worked hard because we couldn't let pirates win! Fun times in second grade!