So...what is a behavior clip chart? A clip chart is a vertically (or sometimes circular) chart. Each student has a clothespin with their name on it. As my students walk in, they grab their clip and place it on Green-"Ready to Learn." If a student is doing something fabulous, they get to move their clip up, if they are demonstrating negative behavior, they get to move their clip down, which makes Mrs. Allison sad =(. I've found it to be a simple, yet powerful visual in my room.
If you go on TeachersPayTeachers and search for "clip chart" you will find 100s of products. The Speech Bubble also made a super cute one HERE. Here's an example of a circular chart that some of my teachers use (Mrs. Wheeler's First Grade):
The only thing I don't like about the circular wheel is that my students who are doing extra work don't get to move their clip. They simply stay on Green, which isn't very motivating, or wouldn't be to me, at least!
So...I finally made one to suit my needs. Here's what I did:
1. Download the free clip chart HERE. You know how I love my folks who leave feedback! :-)
2. Laminate it and (*optional) buy a foam board for more stability. My good friend, Christina from Sugar and Spice gave me this idea when she made her super cute clip chart.
3. Cut it out and paste it to the foam board
4. Hang it in your room with a cute ribbon!
Here are all my beautiful clips just waiting for their owners to return to school!
Because I have horrible handwriting (awful!), I typed my kiddos names out on those clear labels with a corresponding color next to their name. Then I attached them to a clothes pin. This actually saved me time in the long run and they are legible :-).
Then, I attached a little color chart next to their pins to help them find their name. One of my rules is that the colors should stay next to each other. A good way to work on sorting and it makes finding their pin a snap!
Here is my system!
I hope you find it helpful! You can download this item for free HERE and don't forget to check out the rest of my store on sale Sunday and Monday for the Big Teachers Pay Teachers sale!!!