Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Bubblegum Behavior Chart FREEBIE

Let’s be honest--with some of our students, working on behaviors is as important as working on academics!  Some kids need additional structure and positive feedback to develop those classroom behaviors that will make them successful learners.

Having worked with kids with behavioral and emotional needs for a large portion of my teaching career, I’ve learned that behavior charts can be great teacher tools.  However, knowing the busy, hectic pace of the day, I also know that they need to be EASY!  That’s how this chart came about.  All you need is the chart and a set of sticker dots.  These dots cost about a dollar a pack, and come in a variety of colors. 

After focusing on 2 specific, positively-stated target behaviors, I review the chart with the child who will be using it.  For the child I designed this for, we worked on staying in area and working quietly.  These can be tailored to the student’s individual needs.  When the student shows the desired behaviors, he or she earns a “gumball” sticker for that time slot or subject.  At the end of the day, they color in the number of gumballs earned on the gumball machine at the bottom, and it goes home in the take-home folder.  It’s that easy!  Parents can sign and return if desired, and there is space at the bottom for anecdotal notes. 

If you have a student who is on RTI for behavior, this is an easy way to keep data.  Simply plug the total gumball stickers earned out of 14 possible into Excel.  I’ve included a few modified versions in this file: one with the chart broken down into times, one broken down into subject area blocks, and one blank for both time blocks and target behaviors.   Click HERE to grab your freebie!  Hope that it helps to bring about positive behaviors, happy kids, and a happy teacher! J


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