These are my classroom rules, adapted from Whole Brain Teaching. I also have a second copy that I keep on a binder ring so I can hold them up as we practice reciting the rules everyday, along with body movements. Click below to download:
Behavior Clip Chart
At my school, our entire grade level uses a “stoplight” system for behavior management. I used it last year and found that it was too negative and didn't work quite as well as I'd hoped. I’ve seen lots of great clip charts on other blogs, and I was inspired to create this one for my classroom. I needed something simple to keep track of so I could appropriately reinforce behavior at the end of every day, so I eliminated some of the other colors that most teachers use. Click to download:
Here's how I'll use the chart to reinforce behavior:
Purple = 2 carnival tickets + 2 stamps
Blue = 1 carnival ticket + 1 stamp
Green = 1 carnival ticket
Yellow = No reward, Lose 10 minutes playtime
Red = No reward, Lose entire playtime
Our kindergarten team holds a mini-carnival each quarter with games and prizes. In all the classes, the children collect carnival tickets for good behavior, which they accumulate until the carnival. This is a fun reward; however, I've found it's not immediate enough to have a significant effect on behavior. So this year, I decided to also include Punch Cards, which students can earn stamps on each day. When students fill up a card, they will be able to go shopping from the treasure chest.
For whole class management, I used a marble jar at the beginning of last year, but it took so long to fill up! I later implemented the Whole Brain smiley score board, which worked well, but I like the idea of the marble jar...so I am going to try it again. This year I'm going to use pom poms ("Warm Fuzzies") instead, so it will fill up quicker. If it doesn’t work out, I can always go back to the score board!
UPDATE: To those who wanted an editable clip chart with additional colors, I have posted a new editable version to my TPT store! Check out my updated post here: http://mrsriccaskindergarten.blogspot.com/2012/08/behavior-clip-charts-tpt-store.html.