I am linking up with Rachelle and Natalie of What the Teacher Wants for a Behavior Management Linky Party.
Some stars must have aligned perfectly, because I literally just finished creating my new positive behavior management system.
I am so excited about this!
In my classroom, I already have one behavior management system in place. In my county they use a red, yellow, green clip chart.
We are not required to use this system, but I decided to so that my kiddies had some constancy. Here is my twist on the basic chart:
All students start on green each day, which means they are swinging free. If a student makes a poor choice, receives a warning, and makes another poor choice, that student moves down to yellow, which means they need to watch out. And finally, if a student makes an extremely poor choice or has been spoken to multiple times throughout the day, that student moves to red. At this time, I will contact the parent via email or phone to discuss what happened.
This system has been working well with my students.
But I also wanted to develop a system to reward positive behaviors.
So I came up with:
I think that it is SO important to reward positive behaviors. I think it is important to acknowledge what we expect and hope for from students. Acknowledging those positive behaviors is also a motivator for those students who haven't demonstrated those behaviors before. Here is the letter I wrote to parents and included in this freebie pack that explains the system.
Here are the Praise-Its:
Here is the label for the envelope:
I attached the label to the envelope with a piece of contact paper,
that way the label is protected.
I plan on stapling the envelope to the back of their folder in their binders.
Here is the poster to hang in your classroom
to post your goal of Praise-Its to receive a reward:
I will be sure to keep you up to date on how the kiddies are doing with this new program! If you would like to grab a copy of the FREE pack,
just click on the picture below :)