I punched holes in the cardstock before laminating and used a small knife to poke a small hole through the lamination film to thread ribbon through each card. If you're wondering why I made two charts, it is because my class maxes out at 28 kids. As of kindergarten round up, I was very close to that number! There is no way I could fit 28 clothespins to the green starting section. The boys will use the chart with the blue ribbon and the girls get the pink one. I like Caitlin's idea of giving crystals for moving past purple. I found some small crystals with sticker backs at Michael's that I will be using when the children get to "Outstanding."
At the end of the day, I will have students color a calendar the color that their clip is on. I will end the calendar home on Friday for parents to sign and return. Click here for free calendar pages for the 2013-14 school year.
I'm excited to see how this new behavior management system works in my classroom. I really like the idea of moving up past green and being rewarded for good choices!
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