I will be using the clip chart system to record, monitor, and report student behavior. The same system is also being used in the Mandarin classroom so the students will have consistency between the two classes. Students will move their clips throughout the day based on positive or negative behavior. Each student has a monthly behavior calendar in their orange or blue folder where they will track the color they landed on at the end of each day. There is an explanation of colors on the right side of each calendar.
I will award students for the following behaviors:
Positive Point Behaviors:
Prepared & Ready to Learn
Attentive & On Task
Respectful & Cooperative
Following classroom rules
Negative Point Behaviors:
Unprepared, Not Ready
Inattentive or Off Task
Disrespectful or Uncooperative
I will move clips up and down in a variety of ways:
Whole Class or Small Group Work: points can be given to or taken from an entire group or class at once for a behavior or participation
Individual: points can be given to or taken from an individual student for their personal behavior or participation
Non-Homeroom Teacher reports: When another adult in the building reports a student for negative/positive behavior, the homeroom teachers will also use that information in the clip chart as well.
At the end of the day, each student will color in their behavior for the day and are to bring the folder home nightly for parents to see.
The same consequences apply for red (behavior referral) and orange (teacher's choice). Currently, students on orange have to sit out at recess and students on red are sent to the office with a behavior referral. Of course, if there is any severe behavior disturbance we will not wait until the end of the day to send the student's to the office. It would happen immediately.
Each time a student reaches purple for outstanding behavior they will be given a purple ticket. When they accumulate 3 they will get to choose a jewel to put on their clip.