Sunday, June 17, 2012

Freebie Owl Classroom Clip Chart- Something to Hoot about!

 Classroom management is a bit of an art form in my eyes.  Some teachers just have it "going on" in that department and others struggle not to pull their hair out by the end of each day.  I think after 5 years of teaching I kind of fell somewhere in the middle.  I have always had really strong procedures and transitions and all of that but I was still tweaking my system each year.  Last summer I stumbled upon this FREE ebook and thought it sounded like exactly what I needed to try in 3rd grade.  I love how everyone has an opportunity to move up the chart by making good choices.  I feel like so much time is spent on the students who don't make great choices and sometimes those babies that always do the "right" thing are not acknowledged the way they should be.  So my clip chart last year was Superhero theme (click here) to see the earlier post.  Everyone started on "Ready to Fly" and had the chance to move up to "Superhero" or move down to the dreaded "Kryptonite".  At the end of each day my behavior recorder (one of my classroom jobs) would go around and record a number on each kiddo's discipline calendar. Easy Peasy!

 I just used a 3 drawer Sterilite cart to hold the rewards.  I had stickers in the bottom drawer, bookmarks, pencils, and erasers in the middle drawer, and the coveted top drawer held toys (think little party favor type, nothing major).  I would just call out Superheroes and they would go choose their reward.  Then those students that were on Sidekick or Soaring would go grab theirs.  Yes they did this each day and Yes that was a lot of rewards, however I put them on my wishlist at the beginning of the year as well as included them on my weekly newsletter when we ran low.  Parents were glad to donate because it was super easy for them to grab something we needed from the dollar bins at Walmart or Target.  The clip chart worked like magic for my thirdsters.  They were so proud to move up and be recognized for making the right choices.  They loved the rewards but hands down their favorite was getting a little bling (just a rhinestone sticker) added to their clip when they reached Superhero Status.  Even my boys loved the bling.
The clip chart has been the easiest and I feel most beneficial behavior management system I have used so needless to say you will find one hanging in my classroom this next year for sure. Of course it has to be "owly" and so here is what I came up with.
Here's where the real hoot comes in...it's FREE!  You can click HERE and download it in my TPT store.  I think it's going to look fab in my owl classroom.  Toodles for now! 



21 comments:

Cassandra said...

Super cute clip chart! I was thinking about using one, but I have a feeling I would forget to clip kids up. What kind of behaviors do you clip kids up for?
Adventures in Room 5

Lana said...

I really like this! My school has a school-wide ticket system (red, yellow, green) so I have to use that, but we have talked about going more towards a PBIS model and this would be great. I really like it!

Rikki said...

Love this!! hive2nd.blogspot.com

Mrs. E said...

Misty-
I can't begin to thank you enough for your support and donation! I'm happy to report the boys have moved from 33rd to 19th place. Thank you again !
Audrey
The Sweet Life of Third Grade – We’re having a SWEET giveaway

SyzdekAdventure said...

Thank You so MUCH for all the information about Daily 5 and Cafe!! I am going to start it next year in my third grade class. I have read the book but reading your blog has given me SO many ideas!!!!!! I was hoping to use the Superhero Theme in my classroom!!! Can you put up a superhero classroom decor pack on TPT!!! I would LOVE to buy it!!! If not them I am going to get the Owl pack!! Thanks again for so many ideas!!

Jessica said...

I just read the same eBook last night and also have an owl themed room! I stumbled onto your blog through First Grade Glitters and Giggles and I love your clip chart!!!!! Thanks!

Mrs. Alaniz said...

Love your behavior chart! I've also nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Stop by my blog to pick it up.
Colleen
Totally Terrific in Texas

Miss Foote said...

I also nominated you for an award.

Laurie
Chickadee Jubilee

carolie said...

Super cute! I have a question: Looks like there are three levels above "ready to learn," but only two below? So no lowest/kryptonite level on this new chart... Did you do that on purpose? Or can I just not see it until I download?

Lauren said...

Love, love, love this!!! DO you have a coordinating owl theme behavior chart to fill in for a daily report to go along with this as well? Is it for sale??? Would love to have one to accompany this clip chart! =)
Thanks!
Lauren

laurenmurdoch86@gmail.com
laurenbrascho@gmail.com

Mrs. Corbitt said...

I love your blog and guess what?!? I am awarding you with The Versatile Blogger award. Come over to my blog and pick it up!!!

:) Nicole
Tadpole Tidbits
www.mrscorbitt.blogspot.com

Tales of a Teachaholic said...

I just stumbled across your blog and LOVE IT! I'm a brand new blogger. I also have a classroom theme of owls for this coming year. My team uses red, orange, yellow, green reminder cards, so I have created an owl token economy to go with that system. Come check out my "Hoot Loot" and stay tuned for more owl related posts! THANKS for this neat freebie. Can't wait to explore your blog some more. - Michele

www.multiagemoments.blogspot.com

susan warren said...

THANKS again for helping me out. LOVE the owl clip chart and you are gracious to offer it as a free download! You are officially my blog here! ;)

Rebby said...

I love that you're doing an owl theme! I did one last year and have slowly been adding to my owl stock. This is such a great freebie. Thanks!

carriebeez said...

Love this idea! Do you have the behavior calendar to go along with it also?

Carriebeez@yahoo.com

Jessica said...

Thanks for this freebie, it's great. i am your newest follower. i am having a giveaway, stop by and check it out at:
http://tales-of-a-first-grade-teacher.blogspot.com
Jessica

Deniece Frideley said...

New follower here. My team used a clipchart last year, but we threw it out in February due to testing time. Plus, it seemed ineffective b/c parents didn't look in agendas to check out the behavior. This year we're changing to the new system with 6 spaces and I love that your chart is on your calendar. I'm going to copy that;)

http://thatnewcrayonsmell.blogspot.com/

Rhonda Williams said...

love your owl clip chart! also wondering if you have a calendar to go with it??
bayandsarahkatesmom@gmail.com

D. Jaime said...

thank you so much for sharing!!

Tracey Saburit said...

Hello, I love your superhero behavior calendar. Is this document available? i have checked your TPT and do not see it. I would love to have it. it is just what i need. Please let me know. Thank-you!! tsaburit@yahoo.com

Renee Comstock said...

Hi, love the clip chart! Awesome! Is there a behavior calendar to go with the owl? Do you have a letter to parents by chance?
rcomstock10@gmail.com

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