Many of the resources in this download can be used with the entire class (like take home awards, recognition bracelets, punch cards), while others are ideal for a few students who need more support (reward charts, chatting chips, expectations reminders). I've also included an editable file with a few of the forms so you can suit them to your classroom.
This product was created after years of being an inclusion first grade teacher. Every year, I had students with unique behavioral needs, and I began developing tools to help them. I believe that EVERY student can be successful if given the right tools and with strong relationships. The resources in this download make it easier to build a relationship with your students, and remain POSITIVE and encouraging.
I've included a detailed description of the pages in this download, but you can also see many of them in the preview.
Teacher Questions-I've listed reflection questions for the classroom teacher about classroom behavior.
Teacher Glossary-I've included some important "buzz words" you might hear when discussing challenging students.
Undesirable Behaviors/Desirable Behaviors-This page is a list of possible classroom behaviors to help you identify what the desuetude needs help with and what they should be doing instead. It's ideal for discussion behavior in school meetings and with parents.
Undesirable Behaviors/Functions-I've listed the possible functions for many classroom behaviors, to help you identify the WHY behind student behavior. When we understand the function of student behavior, it's much easier to support them with it.
Additional Information-I've also included lots of information about consequences, planned ignorance, and safety in the classroom.
Incident Report-You can use this page to track major student behaviors, so that you can discuss them with administration and parents.
ABC Data Forms
Many school systems use ABC (antecedent, behavior, consequence) forms to track student behaviors and identify functions. I've included many versions for you to use to collect data about students in your classroom and make the best decision for them.
Additional Data Tracking Forms
You'll also find many other tracking pages to collect data about student behavior. This information is especially helpful in meetings, and identifying if behaviors happen at the same time each day, etc. I've also included an editable version for you to fill in.
Before implementing behavior plans, it's important for students to reflect on their own behavior and the effect it might have on their learning. These sheets allow you to discuss behaviors with students in a positive manner, and set goals together. The following pages are included:
Behavior Reflection-Students rate themselves with many classroom expectations
Stop and Think-Students draw and write about a choice they made, and what they could have done instead. They are perfect for conferring with students, and setting goals for the future.
Apology Note-Students can use this pre-made apology note to fill in what happened and how to make it better.
Good/Bad Choice Sorts-I've included 3 versions of sorts to use with students and discuss behavior expectations.
Parent Communication Sheets
I've included many different types of behavior sheets to send home. These are ideal for communicating with parents about behaviors that happen at school, and the things you are working on with students. You'll find daily and weekly versions, as well as versions with subject areas and times of the day. Finally, I added a Take Home Think Sheet for students to reflect on what happened that day, and asks parents to discuss it with them at home. I've also included an editable version for you to fill in your schedule.
I've included possible goals for students to set, as well as pages for them to choose their own behavior goal (stay in my area, use safe hands, walk calmly) and then track it. I've included many versions so you can choose what works best for your student.
For students who are especially chatty (or frequently shout out), use chatting chips to help them remember the expectations! Students get chips each morning, and lose them when they shout out. At the end of the day, however many chips they have left, help them earn free time (or another teacher chosen reward).
Help students work towards a reward and meet a behavior goal. Students earn "tokens" for great behavior and work towards a chosen reward. I've included many different charts (with different number of tokens), various tokens, as well as 40 common classroom rewards.
Students work to earn 10, 20, 50, 100, or 120 stickers for a chosen reward. I choose to use free rewards like lunch with the teacher, visiting with another teacher, extra reading time, etc. Simply grab some small stickers from your local teacher store (or use a stamp) and encourage great behavior.
I've included almost 20 different punch cards for great student behavior. When you notice students making great choices, use a hole-punch and reward it! Once students have completed their punch cards, they can earn a reward.
For an engaging reward system, students earn puzzle pieces for great choices or target behaviors. I've included many puzzles, as well as target behaviors. Simply cut the puzzle pieces out, and glue them on the target behaviors when students make great choices!
These bingo boards are ideal for focusing on a few target behaviors. Each time a student makes a great choice, is kind, helps another student, shows self-control, etc. they earn a piece of their bingo board. I included several options with many target behaviors, as well as an editable version for you to fill out.
Take Home Awards
Reward students for making great choices with these simple take-home awards. The following awards are included:
I Rocked It Today
My Behavior Was Out Of This World
My Behavior Was Magical
My Behavior Was On Fire
I Met My Behavior Goal
Reward Necklaces and Bracelets
Students LOVE to show off their rewards, and these adorable necklaces and bracelets are super motivating to students. When they have an excellent day, or meet a behavior goal, they get to wear a necklace (hole punch and attach to yarn) or a bracelet (simply staple around their wrist). Allow them to show the principal, another teacher, or take it home to show their families!
I've included an anchor chart, as well as small cards to remind students what to do when they are angry. Many inappropriate behaviors come out of frustration, when students don't know how to react. Teach these strategies, and then use the cards as reminders!
Take a Break Cards-These cards allow students to take a break instead of making an inappropriate choice. After helping students identify their triggers, they can ask for a break, or you can remind them to take a break. These are ideal for students who struggle with self-control and tend to be impulsive.
Some students need frequent reminders to make great choices. These posters and cards allow you to remind students about expectations without taking time out of instruction. Simply point to the desired behavior (like use safe hands), or hand the card to the student. After modeling, students are able to take these reminders and fix their behavior before it increases.
On Task/Off Task Cards
Many students are motivated by this visual (and non-intimidating) tool. Simply print and make a double sided card with cues (keep it up/try again, great job/fix it please, way to go/make a better choice.) Without having to call the student out, you are able to give them feedback about their behavior. The cards are NOT intended as a consequence, but a visual cue to the student. I have had many students in the past who were super motivated by having the "great job" card on their desk. Ideally, you'll only flip to the negative side for a few seconds until the child changes their behavior.
If you have questions about this resource, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org