No Prep Social Skills Journal; a thirty day Positive Behavior Support (PBS) daily Check-In Check-Out (CICO) journal for third through 8th graders.
It is a great tool for both self-reflection and relationship building! I have used this journal with students in my resource room to support monthly progress monitoring for IEP goals, with Response to Intervention (RTI) Tier II students, in small group, and I have adapted it for whole group use.
Individual Check In/Check Out students: Identify students who you feel need a little extra love! Ask students to check in with you in the mornings (have them complete the top “Check In” portion of the form) and to check out with you at the end of the day (have them complete the self-evaluation “Check Out” portion of the form). Upon completion of the thirty days support students in filling out the Self-Reflection Graph and use the Questions for Discussion and Reflection to facilitate conversations. Use the numbers from the graph to collect behavior data.
Small Group/Conflict resolution: Hold a twenty minute group dedicated to increasing a culture of respect and understanding amongst students. Give students ten minutes of quiet time to respond to the daily prompts. Ask students to share their answers and facilitate a structured discussion including questions, comments, and connections between students. Close with each student completing the self-evaluation “Check Out” portion of the document and assigning a numeric value to the quality of their day. Upon completion of the thirty days have students complete the Self-Reflection Graph and compare their experiences.
Whole Group: Use this journal as morning work for your whole class as a way to build individual relationships. At the end of the day have students fill out their self-evaluation tool and collaboratively discuss strategies to increase the value of their days. Use the Questions for Teacher Lead Reflection and Discussion to facilitate your conversations.
This intervention can help empower students to take ownership of their behavior and support the development of meaningful relationships. Here is a look at exactly what is included:
1 Cover Page
2 Title Page
3 Table of Contents
4 Options for Use
5 Cover for Student Journal
6-35 Student Journal Pages
36 Student Self-Reflection Graph
37 Black and White Student Journal Cover
37-67 Black and White Student Journal Pages
68 Black and White student Self-Reflection Graph
69 Questions for Teacher Lead Discussion and Reflection
70-71 Check In Check Out Card Template
This product is best suited for upper elementary and middle school students. I also have a primary CICO Journal available here: Primary Check In Check Out Journal
If you work across grade levels you maybe interested in my Check In Check Out Bundle: Check In Check Out Bundle