It’s a Saturday night, are you behaving? Just got the kiddles tucked into bed and ready to sit down and watch a movie with the hubby. So, yes, I am behaving. No party animal here! Maybe I’ll make myself a Chocolatini-that’s about as naughty as I get!
My kiddos at school are starting to figure things out thanks to lots of teaching of expectations and routines. We are just in the transition of become an RTI-B school (officially – we’ve already done most things!), so we do a lot of positive reinforcement with the kiddos.
I started right away with “The Day the Monster Came to School” story – the kiddos loved it and can’t believe the monster would behave so badly!
We then talked about above the line/below the line expectations and completed this chart together. I have it hanging up and many little kiddos still refer back to it.
I also have the kiddos do a sort on their own.
The pictures are from Board Maker – I got them from a friend and don’t have a digital copy to share. Sorry! But, if you check with someone on your special ed team, they should be able to make some for you!
We also did our class promise (I found the words here and thought they were perfect for kinders!)
I love their sweet little drawings, don’t you?!
I have also implemented the fabulous rainbow behavior plan that Julie Lee has created! This is the only picture I have – you can see it on the left. You can also read more about it at Julie’s blog.
Here is a pic from Julie’s blog:
And for the little sweeties that just can’t seem to figure it out, this is my version of Lynda’s clipboard from Curls and a Smile. I loved this idea when I first saw it. I never liked having clip charts on display because others (especially parents) could see how each child was behaving. I love the clipboard because it can stay private between me and the student and it can also travel with them to specials.
I use the red note from Kim Adsit’s site. You can download it here. She has posted both a pdf and a word doc so you can modify as needed. I modified mine slightly to fit our needs. If I can find it on my computer, I’ll post it! I print it on red paper so parents are sure to see it!
I keep track of the behavior throughout the day with the tracker from The Polka Dot Patch. I just love it! It’s so easy to keep track of behavior throughout the day – great for when you need to go to those BLST meetings and have to have documentation of behaviors! You can download it from Ashley’s blog right here.
What is your best behavior management trick?