|Clip Chart eBook|
|Part of the title-this area will be used for the "top of the chart" kids!|
|Positive Reinforcement areas|
|All students begin each day in this area|
|Warning and Consequence Zones|
Now for the "Think About It" area....ick. I'm viewing this as my warning zone from last year. I always tell my kiddos that the warning zone does not mean trouble, it just means you need to think about your behavior and make a choice. We all have off moments. If children fix the choice, then their clip goes back up. Now, I've always used a painted yardstick before and I have these icons from Boardmaker attached with velcro. Children move their clip to a specific spot identifying the behavior I need fixed. So I have icons for "listening", "quiet", "hands to self", "work", etc. Should I add these icons again to the blue area? Your thoughts?
My favorite, no most intriguing, part to this clip system is the "Teacher's Choice" zone. This is a gray area. Now, I always conference with my babies when they hit the warning zone, so they'll know what's coming if they choose to not improve their behavior, but this gives me some flexibility in how I respond. I like this. Fair doesn't always mean equal. Some children just need the "look"...some need a note...some need a whipping (just kidding), but seriously, I want to be able to respond to each child individually in the way that suits their emotional needs. Too gray? Just right? Your thoughts......please! I need feedback on this one!
Oh yeah, should I add all this to black posterboard and put the "Guitar Hero" on a headstock so it looks more like a guitar?