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Our classroom will use a clip chart to monitor behavior. A clip chart is a great tool that allows students to be rewarded for positive behavior, while discouraging negative behavior.


Each student has a clothespin, or clip, with his or her number on it. Everyone will start on green at the beginning of each day, and clips can be moved up and down throughout the day based on behavior.

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The Outstanding level is reserved for outstanding behavior. A student who reaches this level will earn a lunch in the classroom at the end of the month. (We call it “Dinner and a Movie”)


Students can move to the Great Day level for continuing to display good behavior. You should be very proud of your child for reaching this level!


Students will move to the Good Day level for showing that they are making the right behavior decisions! Ending the day on this level is great!


Every student will start the day on the Ready to Learn level. As the day goes on, clips can be moved up and down, based on behavior. This level is a good one to be on!


A student will be moved to the Think About It level as a warning about his/her behavior, and a reminder to follow the rules. If they are still on this level and have not moved their clip up then they will spend five minutes off recess. (Either walking laps or standing by the fence for outside recess or reading in the hall for indoor recess)


Students who continue to display poor behavior can move down to the Teacher’s Choice level. Here, the teacher can decide what action to take. Loss of recess time (usually 10 minutes) may be an appropriate choice.


When a student moves to the Parent Contact level, the teacher will notify parents via note, email or phone call. A visit to the Principal’s office might also be in order. Students on this level may also lose recess time, etc.