• I have ten basic jobs in my first grade classroom.  Students are expected to do "their" job everyday.  The jobs are as follows:


    • Use kind words
    • Help when you can
    • Share and take turns
    • Listen to what others have to say
    • Be honest and truthful
    • Think carefully before you speak or act
    • Remember your manners
    • Do your best to control your temper
    • Think about the feelings of others
    • Work and play fairly

    Clip It! Behavior Chart

    The Super Student level is reserved for outstanding behavior. A student who reaches this level will earn a special note home, and a jewel on his/her clip. After five jewels, clips will be retired to the Hall of Fame and a new clip will be given! Students can move to the Great Job level for continuing to display good behavior. You should be very proud of your child for reaching this level!

    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 name 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.  Students will earn points to “buy” prizes based on the level they end the day with! {Point scale: green = 1; blue = 2; purple = 3; pink = 4} Students will move to the Good Choices 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.  Students who continue to display poor behavior can move down to theTeacher’s Choice level. Here, the teacher can decide what action to take. Loss of recess or center time might be an appropriate choice. When a student moves to the Parent Contact level, the teacher will notify parents via note or phone call. A visit to the Principal’s office might be in order depending on the severity of the behaviors.