Behavior Policy

Individual Student Behavior-Clip Chart

Student choices are tracked on our Clip Chart.  All students begin the day on green in the middle of the chart.  Clothespins are moved up or down depending on student choices.  Clips that are moved down may be moved back up if the teacher sees the student making improved choices.  However, once a clip is moved up, it may also be moved down.  There are seven different parts to the clip chart and I will explain each one below. 






Great Job



Good Day




Ready to Learn




Think About It



Teacher’s Choice



Parent Contact



If students move their clip to Outstanding they add a special decoration to their clip and receive a special note to take home.  This level is reserved for extraordinary behavior, and will not be given out loosely.  I want this to remain special; please don’t expect your student to reach this level daily.  


Students move to Great Job for continuing to make good choices throughout the day.  This will be marked purple on their behavior calendar.  Please congratulate your student when they reach this level!


Students move to Good Day for making good choices, trying their best, and showing good character.  This is a good level to end the day on, and this will be marked blue on their behavior calendar.


All students begin the day on Ready to Learn.  They will move up or down during the day depending on the choices they make.  This is an acceptable level to stay at.  This will be marked green on their behavior calendar.


Student moves to Think About It as a reminder that they need to follow classroom rules.  If they end their day on this color it will be marked yellow on their behavior calendar. 


When a student moves to Teacher’s Choice I will choose an appropriate consequence.  It could be taking a time out, loss of recess time, loss of privileges, or whatever is logical for the misbehavior and meaningful to the student.  This will be marked orange on the behavior calendar. 


Students who move to Parent Contact will have a note that comes home and a parent will need to sign the note.  I may also give you a call to discuss the behavior.  This will be marked red on the behavior calendar.