I started using these monthly themed behavior charts in December, a few weeks before Winter Break. My students were anything but calm, yet we had a good 2 weeks before a break was near. I needed them to be focused and engaged despite their excitement. I decided to switch up my behavior management system—and this system was born.
This system worked for us because each student had a personal behavior chart taped to their desk. It was a constant reminder of how their behavior was for the day, as opposed to some far away chart they didn't notice too much. When I introduced the new system my students loved having presents (for the month of December) and didn't want any of them marked off. It’s must more personal to them.
To start, we discussed and decided on consequences for getting “pictures” marked off. Students had to write in the consequences on a recording sheet I provided, sign it themselves, and then it was sent home for parents to see the new system (since I started in the middle of the year). I have included these sheets for you, as well.
You will notice that April and December have 2 behavior charts. Pick the one you like best or fits your needs the best and use that one! The spring chicks print beautifully in black/white (as seen in the picture on page 2), but I know some people don’t want to bother with color ink at all, so I also included flowers. For December not everyone celebrates the same, so there are presents and gingerbread men.
Included you will find:
-instructions for use
-recording sheet for students to write down consequences if "pictures" are taken away
-14 different behavior charts (one for each month, 2 for April and 2 for December)
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