This is the behavior system that we will be using this year. You can see an example of the clip chart that will be hanging in our classroom. Each student will start with his/her clothespin on green -“Ready to Learn” each day. Throughout the day, students will be asked to move their clothespins up or down on the chart according to their behavior. If a student makes improved choices after moving their clip down, they will be given a chance to move their clip back up. This really helps students realize that they have to have self-control and be responsible for their actions and behavior if they want to be recognized for making good choices. Making it to the top of the chart is not easy, but it is definitely attainable. The children quickly realize how they must conduct themselves if they are to reach the top. Once a student has moved their clip to red "Outstanding" then they get a sticker on their clothespin. When the student has five stickers they may take their clothespin home and start with a new clothespin the following day.
Below is a description of each level on the chart:
Outstanding (Red): This level is reserved for extraordinary behavior, and will not be given out loosely. We want this to remain special; please do not expect your child to reach this level daily.
Great Job (Orange): Students in orange continue to make excellent choices and have outstanding behavior.
Good Day (Yellow): Students move their clip to yellow for making good choices, trying their best, and showing good character. This is a good level to end the day on!
Ready to Learn (Green): This is an acceptable level to stay at. If students end the day on this level they did not get in trouble, it just means they did not go "above and beyond".
Think About It (Blue): Students move to this level as a reminder that they need to follow the classroom rules. A Note will be written in the child's agenda book.
Teacher's Choice (Purple): Students move to purple if they continue to have a hard time making good choices. The teacher will choose a consequence such as moving to a different area in the classroom to sit, loss of privilege; whatever is logical for the misbehavior and meaningful to the student. A note will be written in the child's agenda book.
Parent Contact (Pink): Students who move their clothespin to pink have continued to struggle with their behavior. The students parent(s) will be called and a consequence will be given. A note will be written in the child's agenda book.
* If the student continues to misbehave once the parent has been contacted. the teacher will complete an office referral form. The student will have to talk to the principal or assistant principal about their behavior.
* If the student is on green, yellow, orange, or red for the entire week, then they may go to the Treasure Box on Friday!!!