April 18, 2012

Managing Behavior

Today marks the end of Day 2 of our extremely LLLLLOOOOONNNNNGGGGG state ELA test! We have one more day to go this week...then we move onto the Math test...next Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Testing on a Friday...are they kidding me??!! But I digress!!

Well, with all this testing, other issues come into play...lack of routines, built up anxiety, spring fever, and senioritis (as Mrs. Thompson of Nerdy, Nerdy, Nerdy calls it in her March Madness post!)

I'm definitely feeling the same way as the kids! The jumbled schedules and the back to back lunch and prep is killing me--as well as the behavior of my class. I feel like the drama is on overdrive and it's one issue compounded with the next. (The best part is that it doesn't happen when I'm in the room...yet, I'm left picking up the pieces! Funny how that works out!)

Anywho, to help me keep track of these unwanted behaviors (and cover all my bases...a little C. Y. A., if you know what I mean ;) I put this together to help me...
Click HERE to get this

It's an anecdotal record form to keep track of what's happening with the kids in my class. (Sorry it's so blurry!!) I started using it today and it was very convenient. (I tried jotting all the information in a notebook, but it wasn't as organized. I have a thing with finding information quickly and easily!)

What do you use to help maintain order during the last months?

Also, I'd love to hear your comments about this freebie if you download it :o)


  1. My school has a school-wide discipline plan. I am your newest follower:) Stop by and visit me...


  2. Thanks for sharing! I'm your newest follower :)
    Color Me Kinder

  3. You have a wonderful blog. Lots of great info here. I am nominating you for The Versatile Blogger and The One Lovely Blog Award. Visit my site to collect!

    If you've received these awards in the past then just feel proud that your blog is one of the best!

  4. I love this management tool! So cool. Thanks for sharing...

    If you get a chance, stop my my blog today..I am doing a linky with advice for new bloggers...

    Advice for new bloggers LINKY