Like most teachers, I have experimented with numerous behavior charts and incentives. This summer I was doing some research and came across the concept of "Clip Up." I fell in love immediately and knew I had to do something like that in my classroom. Here is the chart I made:
Each color, except green, is a 6x12 piece of cardstock. I used the resist (or opposite) of the letters because I didn't want to deal with all the little letters. Each day, every child will have a numbered clothespin on the middle, green, "Ready To Learn" spot. As the day goes by, students will be able to earn clipping up or down the chart. If a child reaches the red, outstanding, they will get to get something out of the treasure box! The levels from highest to lowest are: Outstanding, Great day, good day, ready to learn, think about it, teacher's choice and then parent contact. I layered every level onto a roll of black fade-less paper and then laminated it for durability!