Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Getting Ready for Next Year and Getting Behavior in Check

Hi everyone! It's Angie from The First Grade Scoop here. I don't know about you, but I'm getting ready for next year already. A) It's been that kind of year that I'm ready to move on from, and B) I want to be ready to go as soon as possible so I can enjoy summer and have items ready for September!

Part of this has been prepping my clip chart calendars for my students for next year!

A couple years ago, I used the typical red light/yellow light/green light system in my classroom. It was okay... But I wanted to have opportunities for students to move up for positive behavior. I created my own clip chart based off ones I'd seen online that also matched my black and white theme. I still use it today. (You can grab it FREE from my TPT store... Just click the picture below.)

This system was going well for my students, but when I'd fill out Friday folders at the end of the week, I'd always forget exactly how my students had done for the week, and it was harder to communicate behavior effectively to parents. So, I created my clip chart calendars.

Every day at the end of the day, my students fill out their calendar (which we keep in homework folders) with the color they had at the end of the day. Any students who had to clip down come to me, and I write a quick numeric code on their square to tell their parents what happened. (I also jot notes if there's particular details I want to share, such as a subject or time of day that the incidents occurred). At the end of the month, I file their clip chart calendars away, so I have documentation of behavior concerns.

Are you interested in grabbing these for yourself? I have two versions in my TPT store.

The first version is completely FREE, but it is not customizable. If you download my clip chart or use something with the same levels, this might work for you!

If you'd prefer a FULLY EDITABLE version (truly, it's completely editable... Nothing is "locked down" in the file so you can move things around as you please), it's for sale in my store.

Have a great rest of the school year... I'll still be in school when I'm back next month (it'll be our LAST DAY with students!), but I'm sure many of you will be out enjoying some summer sun. :)

1 comment:

  1. This is a very nice idea, but, isn't it risky that kids keep the calendars? They can loose them, can't they?