Sunday, July 1, 2012

Behavior Chart Freebies

It's time for another Manic Monday Freebie & Friday Freebie!  I am so excited to be participating in this again.  Shout out to my new followers! :)

Now to what you came here for... my freebie!

What I have for you are the pieces to create a colorful behavior clip chart along with parent forms.  These were inspired by Rick Morris's Behavior Clip Chart.  I just needed something more colorful than just the basic primary colors.  The posters were made to be printed on an 8.5" x 14" paper.  

Take a look!

Click on the pictures to be taken to the Google Doc to download.  There are 2 separate files.

How do I use this?
Each of the students get a clothespin with their name on it on the chart.  At the beginning of EACH day the clothespins are placed on either side of the chart on 'Ready to Learn'.  Throughout the day the students' clothespins can move up for good behavior or down for bad.  The clothespins can move up and down throughout the entire day so the students have a chance to change their behavior.

Now the other 2 forms attached are to record the behavior and provide contact home, as well as create a paper trail for you as the teacher.  The Behavior Report is meant to be used as a weekly communication between home and school.  It has a chart for each day of the week along with a place for a student and parent signature.  The Make Better Choices page is meant to be sent home on an as needed basis, when students stay below 'Ready to Learn'.  My plan is to chop this copy in half and take it in to be ran on carbon copy paper.  This way I am not always relying on the student to return it (we all know we have students who we tend to never receive paperwork back from).

Well, what do you think? If you liked it please share my blog with a friend and leave a comment.
Thank you for following!!

<3 Sarah

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Review: Blog, Swap, & Hop

Yesterday was the Top Teachers Blog, Swap, & Hop, where many blogs that I follow online guest blogged on different blogs.  It was really exciting to read new ideas from different bloggers.  I even began to follow some of them.  There was so much to read I was up for several hours last night reading blogs, Pinning ideas, and favoriting blogs and webpages.

I thought I would just take the time, for those who missed it, to review some of my favorite blog posts.
These are listed in no particular order. :)

Favorite #1
Guest Blogger from:

She had a lot of great ideas for integrating Math more in the every day activities of class.  One idea was to use student numbers in problems and then she has a Class Economy system where the students keep track of their own money.  I highly recommend going and reading about it.

But my absolute favorite thing from her post, that I know I could start right away in my classroom, was how she kept track of her group points.

Check that out!!  X is given a different value each week.  The goal is for the students to earn more X's to gain more points.  If the kids are just being good she adds numbers.

This was such an amazing idea to me because my students sometimes struggle with expressions and solving them.  Using this system, the students will have to do the math to figure out their group points.  Did I mention how much I LOVE this and how I'm going to use this for this coming school year?

Favorite #2
Treasures for Teaching

Guest Blogger from: 
HoJo's Teaching Adventures

They shared a freebie! :)  They created this puzzle called Magic Squares.

You cut the pieces apart, then when you put them back together all the sides should have the correct answer matched up with this.  Even though my students are past adding numbers with zero, I am planning to create my own.  I would really love to do this with equivalent fractions, adding and subtracting fractions.... anything with fractions! That always seems to be the topic my students' struggle the most with.

Favorite #3
Teach 123

Guest Blogger from:
A Modern Teacher

A Modern Teacher always has the CUTEST ideas for organization and her guest blog does not disappoint!
Who would have ever thought of this.... Using pizza boxes for storage!  Check it out!

Here's how it works.  Either ask for pizza boxes (perhaps for a donation or a small fee), or save the ones you get your pizza in.  Then clean them up and cover in contact paper!  Use these to save odd shaped things for your bulletin board or student examples.  Here's the final product:

Favorite #4
Sunny Days in Second

Guest blogger from:
This was an awesome Techy post!  There are lots of tips on using Pinterest along with some of her EduTech finds.  It's very cool and definitely worth checking out.

There were still a lot of things that I loved from yesterday's swap but I don't want to overload this I probably already done. :)

I hope this has been helpful to you. Please leave a comment and share with your friends if you liked this. :)



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