I am so excited to share with you my behavior plan. In the past, I have always used colored cards. You might know what I'm talking about: Green=awesome day, Yellow=okay kinda day (warning), Red=not a very good day (note sent home)---Does this sound familiar?? I must admit that I have used this system for the first 11 years of my teaching! It worked for me and still works for many teachers. I just feel that children today need to take ownership of their behavior & consequences. About 6 years ago, my behavior plan began to change. Today I use a clip chart system (Yes, you see them all over Pinterest). I searched and searched the web looking for something different and stumbled upon the clip chart system.
Here is how mine looks today!
Here is a close up of the chart (I changed the numbers)
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Students each have a clip (clothespin) with their classroom number. Everyone starts on "Spectacular Behavior" at the beginning of each week. Each behavior has a point value. The clip is moved according to the inappropriate behavior. See the chart below.
Students start with 100 points at the beginning of each 9 week period and lose points throughout the semester. As you can see, the point values are not that harsh for 3rd graders. As they move up in the grades (4th-8th), the point values begin to increase.
Whew!!! That was a lot to tell! I hope you learned something new and can use this type of behavior plan in your classroom. To read my entire discipline plan, you can scan the QR code below.
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