I will be using the Clip Chart system this year (original site by Rick Morris - Clip Chart)
I decided to number the clips as opposed to writing the students names on it as I 8 classes! It should be much easier to manage only 30 clips as opposed to 150. My students desks are also numbered which will make it an easy reference. Clip #, Book Nook Clip #, and Desk # should always be the same! Genius I know :)
Every time a student makes it to the top (Outstanding) they will get a punch in their punch card & and a lollipop from my lollipop plant :)
When a student's punch card is completed they will receive a Scratch Your Luck card with a reward, and start fresh with a new punch card.
Here are my "scratch your luck cards"
Here are my Clip Chart, Punch Cards, and Scratch Your Luck cards (which you can see at a previous post).
My clip chart are not nearly as cute as the ones I've seen online this summer but its simple, clean, and does the trick.
There are 6 stars (Red, White, Blue, Silver, Bronze, Gold) on each card to be punched (colored the same as my S.T.A.R Society Hall of Fame)Punch Cards
When students make a wrong choice their first warning is a non-verbal cue card.
I found this cute card on Pinterest and wish I knew who created it so I could give them credit.
I printed 10 of these out, laminated them, and cut them up. I keep them on my desk or pocket during the day and just place them on a student's desk when they are disruptive.
This counts as their first warning (and they remain on green)
When a student makes a poor choice again after receiving the stop card their clip moves down to "Think About It" - blue.
That is when they receive a Think Sheet. The students complete the Think Sheet and I put in their file as a record for future consequences or conferences.
If a student makes yet another poor choice they move down to "Teacher's Choice" - Purple, which for us is an after school detention.
The next step down is "Parent Contact" - Pink, which results in a call home & a referral.
I have yet to give out a referral this year and gave only 2-3 detentions so far.
I like the Clip Chart so far but do it a bit differently than originally suggested by Mr. Morris.
I do not let the students move their own clips because my seating arrangement does not allow much movement without disruption. And so I move the clips up and down.
I also don't move them everyday mostly because I just "forget" and get caught up in the lesson.
Since I switch classes and don't have the same kids all day, it's a bit difficult to maintain.
However, I do use it regularly and it seems to work! ESPECIALLY with my 6th graders!
What has been your experience with the Clip Chart?!?