Rock Star Behavior Clip Chart

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Rockstar clipchart

This behavior clip chart with a Rock Star theme is a great way to modify and encourage positive behavior in your classroom!

This chart is designed differently than other clip charts. It is designed to be printed as a banner on vinyl at your local print shop. Simply save the PDF and take or send to your print shop of choice. This banner saves you time in printing, cutting, and assembling! Because clothes pins tend to be a little heavy, vinyl will be more durable and last longer than paper. It measures 12 x 50 inches when printed. We recommend adding grommets to the top and bottom corners for stability.

We designed this banner as part of a school-wide discipline plan and it has produced excellent results. We also included our parent letter explaining the system. You can use ours to make your own to fit your needs and grading system.

The chart is set up as follows:
You’re A Rock Star!
Can I have your autograph?
A Star Performance
Ready to Rock (everyone starts here each day)
Sound Check
Singin’ the Blues
Contact Management

Clip Art by Scrappin Doodles
Fonts by Graphics From the Pond.

Rock Star Behavior Clip Chart

 

Table Captains

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One of the ways I keep my classroom running smoothly is by the help of my “Table Captains.”  I have 4 tables in my classroom, and they are organized by color; red, green, blue, and yellow.  Each table has 4 or 5 students.  At the beginning of every week, one student is named the “Table Captain” for the entire week.  This picture shows how I organize the rotation of the students.  I turn the top of the star to the child who comes next.  I will describe below how I made the Star Spinners.  The Table Captain is the student at each table who is in charge of getting and putting away any materials or manipulatives that are needed for their table during a lesson.

Here is a close-up of the Star Spinner for the blue table.  I cut out a white circle and laminated it before writing on it.  I wrote Table Captain on the blue star before I laminated it.  I used a brad to attach the star to the white circle, and this allows the star to spin.  I wrote the names of the students who sit at the blue table.  Willie would be the Table Captain for this week, Ian would be the Table Captain the following week, and so on…

After I choose the student to be the Table Captain, he/she will put this Star Cone at his/her desk as a fun reminder that they are the Table Captain for the week.  This also helps to remind the other students that want to take over the job! I found these cute cones at Party City in the circus section.  The stars are out of a pack of cut-outs.  I hot-glued the stars to a popsicle stick, and I punched a hole in the top of the cone to poke the popsicle stick through.

Start Your Day the SMART Way!

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Last year I decided to try something a little different.  I wanted to make my calendar more interactive, but my bulletin board with my calendar just wasn’t cutting it!  What better way to make it more interactive than with the SMARTBoard.  I looked on SMART Exchange and found an adorable notebook that a teacher had created with a calendar and many other activities.  I downloaded it and edited the notebook by adding my own personal touches.  I added my own pages as well to incorporate things I was already doing during my Morning Meeting/ Calendar Math.

This 36 page SMART Notebook Activity will engage your students as you start your day with the following activities:  Attendance/Calendar/Days/Months/How Many Days in School-Place Value/Weather Tally/Lost Tooth Graph/Venn Diagrams/Survey Question/Counting Money and Coin Review/Addition and Subtraction/Number Line/Numbers and Number Words/Fact Families/Shapes

There are 12 calendars included with interactive number cards and holiday cards to label your calendar.  The kids love to manipulate the pictures on the calendar!  The other activities can be used on different days of the week to introduce, review, or reinforce the skills you are teaching in math. Throughout the notebook you will see empty boxes with a music note.  This is where I inserted my songs that I use during my calendar time.  The songs are not included due to copyright, but most of my music came from my trusty Dr. Jean and Mr. AL CDs.

I start off on the first day of school with this notebook by teaching the students how to move their name on the attendance chart and completing the calendar activities.  I always do the daily routines like calendar, weather, counting how many days in school, and tooth tally every day.  I don’t do all of the other activities every day.  I pick one or two extra each day and change it up throughout the week.  Directions are included in a pull-down tab on each page, but if you have any questions let me know.  The original version of this can be found on SMART Exchange under Calendar.