Do you use a behavior clip chart in your classroom? I have just personalized my behavior plan with a clip chart and brag tags to compliment my Forest Friends classroom theme. And I just have to share it with you.
All of the students will start each day on the middle sign, "On the right trail." Each one will have a Forest Ranger badge to clip to that sign.
Then, depending on the choices they make, their badges may move. Those making good choices will move up to "Caught being good." Continuing to make good choices can elevate them to "Flying high" or even "Soaring with the eagles."
Conversely, those who make poor choices may move down to "Taking the wrong path." More poor choices will earn them a spot on "Danger Ahead! Turn Around!" Finally, they may find themselves "Lost in the woods," and in need of parent contact to find their way back.
Behavior clip charts are sooooo much better than treasure chests, in my opinion. Not only does a chart save me from buying all that loot, but it moves the students closer to finding intrinsic motivation.
Couple the behavior chart with brag tags, and you will have a good chance of achieving classroom bliss!
I'll talk about brag tags in my next post. In the meantime, you may want to check out my clip chart for your own classroom.
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