We had a change to our behavior plan in our first week back. Our building uses a school-wide behavior plan. The plan has colored "fish" (card stock cards cut out in the shape of fish) in a pocket chart. Students lose a fish for negative choices made. I have some students with difficult behavior, and this plan was not working for them. I wanted something more positive. I received permission to pilot a more positive system. Below is a picture of our new plan.
So far, my students are responding really well to the new system. I hope their enthusiasm continues!
Do you use a similar plan? Any suggestions or tips?
Are you with me on a huge amount of assessment at this time of year? The end of the nine weeks is this Thursday, so I was trying to get last minute assessments completed on Friday. I set up 4 math stations for students to explore.
|Using manipulatives to explore the pan balance. Loved their teamwork!|
We also used pattern blocks to complete these space-themed pictures. This is most definitely one of their favorite activities this week. They are wearing their coats because an announcement was made that we were going to have a fire drill (it was in the 30s). We kept working until the alarm went off.
This week is a four day week because Friday is a teacher work day for the end of the semester. We will be finishing up our Day & Night, Light & Dark theme.