This colorful behavior management clip chart is a great tool to help your students take responsibility for their own behavior in the classroom. It will assist you in helping your classroom to run smoothly without disruptions so that you can do the important job of teaching! Each student would have some sort of clip (clothespins are a suggestion) that would begin each day at "Ready to Learn." As students go through their day, they are rewarded for good citizenship and positive behaviors by "clipping up." Students making poor choices can be asked to "clip down." The colors below green (yellow, orange, and red) also carry consequences (teacher can decide this). Furthermore, students are held accountable because the color that they end on is recorded on a daily accountable sheet that will go home for parents to sign. At the beginning of the year, parents are informed about the clip chart and what each color means. This gives you an easy way to communicate with parents about their children's day at school. It is a visual reminder to students as you ask them to self-reflect throughout the day about their behavior.
Directions for Use: Print chart on card stock and laminate. Attach the chart as shown in the example on the first page. Create a clip for each student. For privacy, you may want to assign each student a number instead of writing their names on the clips.