Don't get me wrong, I've had tough classes before, but I've been spoiled with a lot of good ones in between.
I've already started to think about how I can be proactive about the behavior, which leads me to my inspiration...Leslie at KindergartenWorks! She instills responsibility in her kindergarten students using her awesome communication folder. Thanks Leslie!
Seeing that I teach 4th grade, I had to adapt a few aspects of the folder to fit my friends; here's what I did...
|This section is for anything that needs to be signed and returned.|
|I inserted a plastic sleeve in all the folders for notes to and from home.|
|There is a whole year's worth of calendars in the folder. I wrote in days off and half days using the school system's calendar.|
Part of my behavior plan is the clip chart system, which is outlined on the upper left side of the calendar.
Here's my thinking with the calendars...each day the students color in where they fell on the clip chart by the end of the day. If anyone has to move their clothespin down the chart, I plan on writing in a code showing what the student did that caused the move. Here's the code and offenses...
***I don't know the author of the original file (which is below)--I'd love to give this teacher credit. If you are the author or know where this came from, please let me know so I can give appropriate credit. Thanks!!**
**This form is from Mrs. Nichols at Polka Dot Patch.
You have to love Pinterest!!**
My intention is to have all parents sign the colored box each day, that way they know how the day went.
|The back of the folder is for any notices that don't need to be returned.|
That's it...my Communication Folder for 2012-2013 put together and ready to go! Let me know what you think :o)