(I hope you survived the chaos yesterday! Our party was at the end of the day and I tried to keep the rest of the day somewhat normal… but they were still hyped up!)
What is your discipline plan like in your classroom? This year I found the ADORABLE clip chart made by A Cupcake for the Teacher and let me just tell you how much I love it! And the best part is that it’s FREE!
In the past, I have had a clip chart that allowed the kids to only clip down. In retrospect, I realize how horrible that was! (At least for me & my classroom). I was doing what was done before I got there and didn’t even think about how for some kiddos, that totally can ruin their day and actually make them behave worse because they don’t have anything to redeem themselves.
The way I look at it, it is just me and the kids all day long. Their parents aren’t there to talk with them during the day, so I had to find some way to give them some motivation. If they make a mistake, it can be turned around.
And because it is possible to go above green, that gives my already responsible and well-behaved kids even more reason to go above and beyond.
If they end the day on green, they get 1 ticket, blue is 2 tickets, purple is 3, and pink is 4.
On Fridays, I open the treasure chest and they can use 10 tickets to buy a trinket or 5 tickets for a special pencil. I also follow Teri’s suggestion and when my kids end the day on pink, they get a sticker for their clothespin.
The whole thing really works for me and my firsties love the system!
I recently posted about a new resource I’m using in my classroom and it’s going even BETTER than it was last week!
Read about how to get back lost time with the Teacher’s Transition Toolbox here.