Behavior Flip Chart (Individual Behavior):
We use a behavior management pocket chart in my classroom. It helps the students to take responsibility for their own behaviors. It works as follows:
• Each day, everyone starts with a green card showing. Green stands for good behavior and means “you are doing great!”
• Students who forget to follow the rules during the day will be told to move their green card to the back of the pockets, leaving a yellow card in the front. Yellow means “Warning! Pay more attention to your behavior!”
• A student who continues to forget the rules will be told to move the yellow card to the back of the pocket, revealing a red card. Red means that the student will incur a consequence such as losing a privilege.
At the end of the day, students will color in their day on the calendar. This allows students to be responsible for their actions and also allows parents to keep track of their child’s behavior.
We also have a reward system in our classrooms for good behavior and quality work. In our classrooms, We have an incentive chart that has each child’s name on it. When a student is caught doing their personal best, they will be told to give themselves either a bee (Bowden) or a crayon (Gibbs). Children will place a picture of either a bee or crayon next to his/her name. Once a child has a total of 5, the child will remove them and receive a reward. Children will NEVER be asked to take an owl down. This is a reward system, not a behavior management plan.