Happy long weekend!
I have been going through and updating my teaching portfolio (which I do at the end of each year) and I thought that I would share some bits and pieces with you!
I have been using the clip chart for about three years.
I love using it because I firmly believe in learning from your mistakes. I think that first grade students need to not only receive consistent consequences but they also need to learn from their mistakes.
I have grown a lot this year professionally. I had a challenging class that forced me to think more like a student. One item that I didn't have before were spelled out reasons for clip moves. I had multiple students that needed items completely spelled out.
Here are some of the signs that I made:
I also share the bucket filler philosophy:
These are some charts that I used mostly for special occasions like camp week: (They worked REALLY well for most of my students.) When I use these- I do not use the clip chart.
I have also started playing with class dojo for the past month.
I have told my students that they were my little guinea pigs. I plan to work on some charts for this system as well this summer. I think that I might LOVE this- even if I just use it for a few selected students. I can just walk around with my (okay- my husband's) Ipad and track student behavior. The great thing is that you have the option to email reports to parents. (Or even print them off for documentation!)
So- next year, I am thinking of staying with the clip chart system but using the online system for some of the kiddos that I need to monitor a little more closely. :-)
I hope that you have a wonderful long weekend and get a lot of valuable family time!
I'm sure that I will find some other fun tidbits to share with you soon!