Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Behavior log & a Sneak Peek

Hey ya'll. I recently finished my new behavior system and love it. It is hanging nicely in my room and I think it will be a great thing for my kinders next year. However, I got to wondering - How am I going to record my students' behavior for parents to see? Last year, I just "flipped cards" and gave students a stamp on their calendar for good behavior. If a student turned a card, I would physically write the reason for each child on that specific day. I am looking for something a little easier for me and came up with a behavior log that I think will work well with my new clothespin chart. I have designed it so it will be copied front/back and be used for a month at a time. 

Here is my chart:
Click below to grab the corresponding log. I would appreciate feedback, ideas, changes, etc. Those of you that do use this system: what do you use? Is there a better/easier way? Let me know! :)  
How many of you all use this clip chart? It's very similar...just different wording.
Well, if you do...I made a log for it, too! Just click the image to grab from google docs.
Typically I keep my students' calendars (or in this case, behavior logs) in their communication folder. I stick it in the left hand side, that says 'Return to School,' and it will stay there for a month. 
When the month is up, I remove the calendar...file it away...and replace it with a new one. By filing my students' behavior logs, I am able to pull them for parent/teacher conferences and discuss their progress easily with parents. Whatcha think? Leave me your thoughts, please! I love reading your comments. 

P.S. I went to Kohl's yesterday and nearly had a stroke! I spent wayyyy too much money but OMG are the Skippyjon plush adorable! hee hee He's looking mighty cute in my library center. Here's a sneak peek of library. My classroom is certainly coming along! 

33 comments:

Jennifer Tilton said...

I love your classroom-what a cheerful place!
Jennifer
kindertrips

Anonymous said...

erin-
i was unable to download the log w/ outstanding, great job, etc. Has anyone else had any problems?
~dr

Cassandra said...

Your Library is too cute! I'm doing kind of a zebra theme in my library this year and my walls are this color too. your library is what I dream mine will like.
Adventures in Room 5

Erin Eberhart said...

@dr-
They opened fine for me. Send me your email and I'll send you the pdf version! :) Sorry about that.

Anonymous said...

I used the same discipline chart last year and the only thing I didnt like about mine was the parent monthly chart. Your's is much easier to fill out. Thanks so much!

D. Brown

I used the 2nd version and I can't open it either. Again, thank you so much.

Erica said...

I got Skippy too! Right after you posted about him being at Kohl's I snatched him up. HE IS ADORABLE - and a larger one that I was thinking. I <3 Kohl's!

Erica

Sprinkles to Kindergarten

Ziggyfriends said...

Erin, I'm glad you saw my comment and racked up! I love, love, love your classroom library. Mine is still a work in progress. I think I'll get my woodworking dad to make a little bench for my stuffed book buddies to sit on the top shelf. I noticed on the media release that you linked for Kohl's re the Skippyjon line that there are books that are only available online. Really...they're such a bargain, afterall look how much we would spend for a hardback in a dustjacket at the bookstore. And then an extra $5 for a good cause and a bonus stuffed animal. You could overspend in so many worse ways!

Donna

Anonymous said...

Hi! I too was unable to download the 2nd version of the behavior log. Could you please send me a copy via email? Thanks,

Laura
lhalfmann@hotmail.com

Mrs. Ryan said...

I love your classroom so much! It makes me want to be in your class! :)

Erin Eberhart said...

Ladies, sorry about that! Try it now, it should be fixed!! :)
Erin

EveryNewBeginning said...

1. Your room is awesome!

2. I am jealous that you can work in your room now... I have another month before we can go in.

3. Love your blog :)

Every New Beginning

Lori Rosenberg said...

I love using the clip chart. It really makes a difference in the children's behavior. Your daily report looks great. I created one, also, but mine goes for the whole month. You are welcome to check it out here: http://teachingwithloveandlaughter.blogspot.com/2012/06/clip-chart-behavior-management-plan.html


ΡΌ Lori
Teaching With Love and Laughter
luvyorkies@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Erin- thanks for working on the link. It worked like a charm. Thank you for always sharing. You are an angel!
~dr

Jeanne said...

Erin, I love your room! I can't believe that you are actually finished setting up! (I do expect a tour from a same district teacher!)

I am going to use your charts. I'm working on making my clip charts but with a polka dot background. I'll post it on my blog when I finish and link back to yours!

Ms. Kerri said...

I went to Kohls today and bought all the SkippyJon JOnes books and the stuffed animal. I love your library area. I'm hoping to change mine up this year. But I'm trying to avoid my classroom until after the fourth of July. I've got to get back into create mode.
Ms. Kerri and her Krazy Kindergarten

April Kreitzer Wolfe said...

Love the zebra print rug! Your behavior chart looks great! What did you use to put it together?

April
Wolfelicious

Elisabeth said...

I love your room!!! I'm jealous! I wish I had that much space to create a library like that! I bet your kiddos love it! :) I went to Kohl's yesterday too. I'm addicted to those Kohl's cares animals!

Elisabeth
www.missdelk.blogspot.com

TammySF. said...

Just found your site and LOVING it!!!
WOW!!

I wanted to invite you over to my site! I've got some great resources that I just posted and I know you would love to have them for your little ones....there's going to be a giveaway EVERY Day for the next 5 days!! WooHoo!!

Tammy
1...2...3...Teach With Me

Mrs. Cupcake said...

Oh my gosh I love your library!!!
❤Teri
A Cupcake for the Teacher

Jan said...

THanks for sharing your classroom pictures and your clipcharts. Love them both!!

Eileen Griffin said...

Your room looks fantastic, Erin! I like your clip chart and log too. I have done cards for the last three years and I am so over it. I needed some thing new for this year and now I have got it. Thank you!

Mrs. Katzman's Kinder Cubs said...

Good Morning. Love your behavior log! Love your reading area! Such great ideas.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! I could access it now.
D. Brown

Janine said...

I love your library! We aren't allowed to have a lot of things in our rooms, so I always get jealous when I see a library that kids can actually use.
I am actually going to start using the clip chart this year and we are trying to get our whole school on board, for consistency's sake.
These behavior logs will be a huge help!

Thanks again.

Faithful in First

Gretchen Schultek said...

llllove your classroom. It looks so cozy! Don't have buyer's remorse! You are hooking your students on reading! It's a win-win! Thanks for the behavior log download- I am going to make it work for my kids and use next year! :)
Always A Lesson

Crayons and Curls said...

Erin I love your library! Love your Behavior log! Thanks for the heads up on Skippyjon Jones! :)
Cheryl
Crayons and Curls

Sheri said...

Hi. I just found your blog and I am having fun looking around. I used the behavior chart last year and I really loved it. I put the week's behavior at the bottom of my weekly newsletter and replaced it every week. If I use your behavior chart it could give me more room for my newsletter. Hmmm..

You're the second person to mention Skippyjon Jones so I am going to Kohl's today in hopes they have one! Yay!

Marlana said...

I love, love, love your reading area!

I wanted to let you know that I added your blog to my new list of blogs at Kindergarten Network. Stop by sometime and check it out when you have a chance. Be sure to let me know if I left out any details you would like to be added.

Blessings,
Marlana
Lil' Country Kindergarten
Kindergarten Network

Anonymous said...

I love your writing bulletin board pieces. Where did you find them?

Mrs. Reading said...

I love, love, love this type of clip chart. My BIG question for anyone is, how do I keep track for the purpose of a conduct grade? In past years I would subtract 1point for each rule broken. Then, at the end of the quarter I would have my points to assign a letter grade for the report cards. I hate having to give a letter grade for conduct, but that's a whole 'nother story! I want my kiddos to improve behavior so they can move their clip back up, but how do I make it work when I'm required to give a conduct grade to parents??? Help!
Thanks,
Elyse

Stefanie Sosnowski said...

What a great idea to document behavior in a quick and easy way! I will be job sharing next year and this will be perfect for us to keep a record of our students behavior for both of us to see! Thanks for sharing!
Stefanie

Tami said...

I LOVE your chart and thank you for sharing the log- I was talking with a friend the other day about wanting to use this clip system in my pre-k class but not sure how to convey it to the parents- THIS is perfect!

Erin Moore said...

I LOVE Kohl's!!!! I have all of the Eric Carl ones and we have the others in our School Library. I can't seem to get the logs to go along with the clip chart. Could you send them to me? mooreer@gcschools.net
Thanks!