Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Behavior Management

I've been so impressed with all of the adorable behavior clip charts that I've seen this summer.  There are some amazing designs, and it really made me want to do one.  However, it is really difficult to implement that type of system when you switch classes, and I team with another teacher.  I've found that you really need something that goes with your students, rather than stays in your classroom.   Through trial and error, I think I've finally found a system that works for us.  It's very basic and low maintenance, but we like it.  I've made a behavior management form that we print out each week.  We use it for keeping track of behavior, reading logs, and homework.  I will add that I'm not a huge reading log fan, but we really don't have a choice, so I added it.  I love having all this documentation on one piece of paper and was surprised to see how handy it could be during parent conferences.  I clip the chart on a clipboard and hang it on the wall with a 3M hook.  You can click on the link below for a copy of the form.  I've left it in Word, so you can make changes as needed, so hopefully it will still look okay.



7 comments:

Denise said...

I really like this. We use something like this that follows the class to specials. This way we know who needs to move a clip and why. Thank you for sharing! :)

2nd Grade Ponderings

Mrs. Corbitt said...

My school uses a clip chart for behavior management. Last year I was departmentalized so I had my classroom helpers take turns carrying the clip chart to the other classroom. The classroom helpers from the other class also brought their chart with them when they came into my room. It was really easy. The only thing that my teaching partner and I had to "work out" was where to keep the charts. We hung them by our door (so they would not be forgotten) and measured to make sure that the holes that held our charts in our own classroom were the same as in the other classroom. It really worked out well.

Ms. Preppy said...

Love your chart! We departmentalize and do something very similar. We also note on the chart why they got their mark, that way we can keep track of their behaviors in case we see some recurring one--gives us documentation! I definitely LOVE the 3M hook idea. I'm ALWAYS losing my clip board...

teachn3-4me said...

OMG! I have so struggled with recording all this information for my kiddos. I have tried numerous charts and none of them seem to "fit" what I need-thanks for sharing what you created!

Nicole
thirdgraderodeo.blogspot.com

Sarah said...

Genius! I love how it's all on one sheet - I'm a traveling/team teacher too :)

Bekah said...

thanks for sharing. I am going to be departmentalized for the first time this year, and we are trying to figure out all of the logistics.

Patti Wilson said...

Great idea! How do you handle tracking homework on one sheet with multiple subjects?

Patti

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