Mrs. Bower’s Behavior Management System 2015-2016
In my classroom we have a “BEE-havior Clipchart.” The clip chart has been divided into different levels (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, pink). All students start the day on green. Throughout the day, the students move their clothespins (marked with their name) up or down on the chart, based on the behavioral choices they make. Students who are making great first grade decisions (following directions quickly, working quietly, helping peers without being asked, are polite and respectful, etc) are able to move up. Students who are making some not so great choices, will be asked to move their clip down on the clip chart one level at a time. Students are asked to move down for many different behavioral choices such as: not following directions, not being respectful to peers, disrupting other’s learning, being unkind, etc. However, students who have moved down can still move up should they make better choices throughout the day.
Students who end the day on pink (the top) receive three Bower Bucks. If they land on purple they receive two Bower Bucks. If they land on blue they receive one Bower Buck. On certain Fridays, students will be able to “cash in” their Bower Bucks for different things. For example, wear a hat in the classroom, use a bee chair for the day, sit in the teacher’s desk for the day, etc.
Students who end up on red at the end of the day receive a note home indicating the choices that the student made during the day. On the note, it acknowledges that tomorrow can be a better day as they will begin tomorrow on green.
Students who end up on orange receive a “teacher’s choice” – which is typically 5 minutes of recess.
This classroom management system allows for the students to be responsible for their actions throughout the day. Students developed understanding of the expectations of my classroom and are aware that when they clip down it is for the choices they made. Students are so proud when they end the day on green or blue and have really started to strive for a green or blue day. They see how proud I am of how they did, and they want to keep showing how great of a first grader they really are!
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