My behavior plan is always one of the last things I create. I've always done the cards system, where each student has their own set of cards and they pull a card if they misbehave. Last year, my class decided that we should have something to earn if we behave really well, so we added frog sticks if you were caught doing something good. This worked VERY well...my sweeties were always changing to earn a frog! But I still didn't like using the cards. I wanted something that the kids to visually see, so I made this system.
Please look over the clothespins that do not match. This bothers me TERRIBLY and I even brought them home so I can attach names to cover them up rather than just writing on them!
Okay, here's the explanation for this system. I saw something sort of like this on Pinterest, where the colors were put in a line and I like that idea. We start out on purple. If you're caught doing something really good, you get to move up to Fabulous Pink (Ms. Leslie Ann's favorite color, of course!) Blue is an informal warning...nothing is sent home, but the child has to move their pin. I added this last year when I still did the cards and it helped out a ton! Before, I had way too many kids pulling to yellow for little things. After the informal warning, they move to yellow (straight face is sent home with a note explaining why), then red (sad face is sent home with note explaining why AND time is taken away at free centers on Fridays). Each color sheet has a message on it, which we will go over the first day.
Hopefully this will work better! I have high hopes!! :)
I told myself that I wouldn't go out to the classroom today since it's my last day of vacation, but I was in a working mood so I went out for just a little bit. I relabeled my book bins in the cubbies using the green polka dotted name plates.
And I made the sign for out my door. It kept having a glare on the laminated paper when I tried taking a pic, so I had to turn off the hall light, which made for an odd picture quality... :)
It's back to work tomorrow!