My response… I LOVE it! I first saw the idea on Proteacher so I take NO credit for this. I did change up the color order though. The orginal clip chart has red at the top, I think. My personal preference was to have yellow, orange, and red below green and the blue and purple above.
First, I created a word document and uploaded it to Vistaprint. If you have never heard of Vistaprint, it’s a great site that allows you to purchase “business” items for free. There is a shipping charge, which is pricier than normal, but the overall final price and quality is definitely worth it.
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I uploaded this image onto a small vinyl banner at Vistaprint. The quality was great and it held up SO well. I will be able to use it for years.
I wrote each of my students name on a clothespin and I was all set. At the end of each day, I have students fill out their behavior chart. I sent these home each week for the parent to sign.
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Another incentive that my students LOVED was to provide stickers for any student that ends the day on blue or purple. I also ordered these from Vistaprint (address labels.)
If a child ended the day on Red, a note was sent home letting the parent know the reason. These were also ordered from Vistaprint (note pad).
I just finished my 9th year as a teacher and this system is hands down, the best discipline system I have ever used. I love how students can move up for good behavior, which is a great reminder to others to step it up. Plus, I love that a student can make a mistake and move down, but they have the chance to move up later for a good choice.
Another fun idea: For a student that is really making good choices and you feel that they are beyond purple for the day, take off their clip and wear it around on your shirt for the day. Anyone that asks about the clip, make a huge deal about it and say that this student’s behavior was “OFF THE CHARTS!”