We are getting closer and closer to becoming first graders. With 103 days of school in, we only have 77 days to go. Lately, our behavior as a whole has been a little off. As a group, we are not following all of the classroom and school rules. There has been a lot of tattling, touching, unkind conversations, lack of participation, lunchtime issues, noisy working and transition times and so forth. With that said, I am going to go back to my clip system and change the cards that get sent home at the end of the day. I feel that I have been too lenient with behaviors and lack of consequences and that these behaviors are continually occurring.
Let me talk you through the process a bit. I will have a chart in my classroom that has four sections. Each day, students will start on green, “Ready to learn.” As long as students are on task and being their best selves, they will stay there and take that color card home. They have the opportunity of going up to purple, “Excellent”, or down to blue. “Ooops” and even further down to orange, “Had an off day”.
At the end of the day, students will lose 5 minutes of choosing time or the entire choosing time, depending on if their clip had to be moved down. I hope this will help us all as a group, and will help us be more responsible for our own actions.
I am hoping to have this put in place tomorrow, Monday the 29th, but if not, by mid week. Let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!