Happy Saturday. We had an amazing day at the beach yesterday and while I was away many people pinned my Reading & Writing Goal Charts. The winner's are based on my husband's birthday - August 16th. So I took the 8th post (for the month) and 16th (for the day)! He was born in 1972 so I took the 1st, 9th, 7th and 2nd people too. The winner's are: Krista, Markisha, Kaitlyn, Yashika, Amanda and Najda, congrats. Check your email :) . Thank you everyone for pinning!
Okay on to today's reason for being here, to link up with my sweet friend Joanne at Head Over Heels for Teaching for...
I am going to share two share somthing I used in my classroom for the last two years and am revamping a little bit for next year.
No big surprise, it is the Clipchart! I am sure you have seen them all over the Internet. This is a good explanation of how to use the chart. Basically each day (or if we are having troubles morning and after lunch) everyone starts on Ready to Learn. You clip them up for making good choices and working hard and clip down for making poor choices and not working to the best of their ability. If they make it to the very top they get to add a sparkly gem to their clothespin. I use the chart a lot in Sept/Oct, again in December when things get a little crazy, January, March and near the end of the year. Sometimes I sort of let the clipping go - usually when we are all moving along tickety boo. Also I rarely move students down, I occasionally move a student to the yellow, maybe the orange in a dire circumstance. I usually move students up and hope others notice and pull it together (keeping it honest - I have had amazing classes for the last 2 years when I had this system).
Last year I had a Rock and Roll theme in September so this was the clipchart that I used.
I got it from The Inspired Apple .
This year I will be having a Superhero theme so this is the clipchart that I created.
I also made a calendar for students to record where they ended the day and some certificates to go home with students when they clip up. This is what I am adding next year to try and keep me (me not the kids) using the clipchart to its full potential.
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