I'm sure you've all seen the behavior clip charts all over the great blogs we follow. The thing that I love most about the clip chart is that it isn't all about the negative! Kids have a chance to move up with their good, responsible choices! Of course there will be days when some of our kiddos make poor choices. But you can allow them to turn that all around and move back up the chart if they begin making smarter decisions! My biggest concern with using the clip chart was communicating with the kids' families. How can I let them know about their child's day?
This was my solution - a behavior bookmark. The front is printed with a table for the child to record his or her ending color for the day. There is also a column for daily teacher initials and parent initials. The back can be printed with a reminder of what each color represents.
A second option for using these bookmarks is to use them as a running record of students' behavior. On Monday morning, after the parents have seen and initialed the bookmark from the previous week, hole punch the corner. You can keep the weekly records on a binder ring for each student (or just for those with unique behavior concerns). This could be useful for parent conferences if you have had ongoing behavior problems with any students.
This download includes the following items:
clip chart signs
parent notes introducing the clip chart
good choices (and poor choices) notes
an absentee clip holder (to make attendance a little quicker in the morning too)