This is a theme set I made for my kindergarten classroom. It includes a behavior management clip chart with 6 levels.
6 - Star Student
5 - Whale-y good
4 - Fin-tastic
3 - Ready to dive in
2 - In a Pinch
1 - Dangerous waters
I included monthly star charts to go with the clip chart. We keep these in the students' communication binders as a quick way to communicate daily with families. For this chart to be effective, you will need to really focus on moving kids up for positive behaviors. Rarely do I move someone down.
To use, I print them on tagboard and tape them top to bottom to make a very tall chart with 6 on the top and 1 on the bottom. Laminate and hang. Sometimes, I add colored construction paper in between each level. This year I put sparkly silver star tape in between each level and along the edges to make it stand out. Each child has a clothespin that has their name on it. They can be moved up or down the chart according to their behavior. All of the children start on 3 stars “Ready to dive in!” When a child is very on-task or does a good deed, he or she will earn an extra star and will move their name up to 4 “Fin-tastic!” section. If they are caught being extra good or helpful again, they will go up to 5 “whale-y good!” section. Sometimes, the kids even reach 6 stars - "Star Student!" If a child chooses to break a rule, then he or she will lose a star and will move their name down to 2 stars where they are asked to think about it because they are "In a pinch". If another poor choice is made, their name will be moved down to 1 star, “Dangerous waters” and there will be a consequence. There will be consequences for poor choices and positive reinforcement for good choices. I have used this type of chart in my classroom for the past 9 years and it is very effective! It is very visual for young children. I decided to add an extra topping - a sand castle which says "Off the chart!). That's for extra good days and the kids love going "off" the chart. I just put their clips on the very top beside the sand castle.
I also have matching monthly recording sheets. We staple a monthly behavior calendar into their daily folder. Each day, the child records the number of stars they earned that day. They can either write the number in the star, or circle the number on the little number line each day. There is a place for teacher and parent comments at the bottom if needed. I have included it with this packet, but if you need to edit it, I have an editable document for free. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/items/edit/844337
I have also included two binder covers. One has a fish (family involvement starts here) and the other has a shark (a super, helpful, awesome responsible kid).
There are 8 flag pennants that spell out Welcome! with a sea theme. I plan to attach them onto yarn and hang them across my bulletin board above my sea animal display.
I have also included 6 desk name plates. 3 have boy scuba divers and 3 have girl scuba divers.
I just added the name tags I used for the first week. They have clown fish on them with their first and last name and my name. Unfortunately, they are not editable because it's pdf, but if you email me your email at firstname.lastname@example.org I will send you the editable file. Just send me the confirmation email after you purchase this and I will email it to you.
I took pictures of my two bulletin boards and door for decorating ideas. I cannot include patterns since I used a combination of bought clipart, a sea life bulletin board set, and drew some of the larger pieces myself but it will give you some ideas! These photos are included.