This summer is a summer of firsts for my blogging. I am now excited to link up for my first Made It Monday. This is really a make over of what I have been using in the past. It's about time since it's 16 years old. Well the concept is all the same, just a new look. I know many of you use the behavior sheet that kids move clips up and down but I have used the stoplight for 10 years in the classroom and it works quite nicely. Actually I think I might get kind of overwhelmed trying to have kids move clips up and down all day. This is part of my behavior plan and it is more for discipline than reward. So click here to get a free Color Version in my TPT store or here for Black and White Version which you can copy on colored paper. It also includes a monthly chart I have students color in each day to show behavior. If they are on green all week they get a Friday Treat. (a piece of candy from my Treasure Chest) There is also a copy of the behavior note which I copy on red paper and quickly fill in if a child needs a note home for the day.
I am going to add 2 levels to the yellow section this year. Kids can be on the monkeys or the words. On the monkey they lose 5 minutes of recess on the words 10 minutes. The picture with the clips on gives you an idea of what the stoplight looks like with 20 clips. I usually have 20-25 students.
My students also can earn classroom celebrations for good behavior, reaching classroom goals and behavior in Special Classes. These are called our Croc Rocks. They are just 2 bottle filled with rocks and we have a croc that sits beside it (really it is an alligator but thought it was so cool).