One thing I do have up and going is my behavior management system and I thought I might share. To begin with, I use the (certainly not original) color coded clip chart.
In my class, if one of my little sweeties is not acting so sweet and has made his way down the chart, I do allow the opportunity to move back up. For my students, this chance for redemption is often motivating enough to regain some self control.
If a student is having a very good day. Doing what is expected without being asked or going over and beyond, that student can move up the chart to blue, then purple. If a student ends the day on purple he gets to add a jewel sticker to his clip (again, not an original idea). When he has collected five jewels, he gets a special reward. In my class it is in the form of a reward coupon.
Students can choose from a small list of reward choices that I then write on the coupon. Students can redeem their coupon whenever they want.
|sample reward coupons|
If you would like a free copy of my clip chart, reward coupons, and parent note home, you can click on the picture below.
Clarity, consistency, and personal connections are important factors in effective classroom management. This packet was created with each of these factors in mind. I hope it can be of some use.