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Classroom Rules and Behavior Plan



Clip Chart Behavior Management System

     This year we will be using a colored “clip chart” to monitor student’s behavior and classroom choices.  I have never used this system before, but think it will be very effective in helping students learn to make good behavior choices at school.  Your child will have a clip that he/she will physically move up or down the chart, depending on his/her choices. 

    Every child starts every day on the green “Ready to Learn” section of the chart.  If he/she is showing good behavior that goes above and beyond what is expected of them, he/she will get to “clip up” on the chart.  Students being disruptive in class, not completing work, being unkind to classmates, disrespectful to adults, or any other unacceptable school behavior will “clip down” the chart.  I like this system because if a student starts off with a rough morning, he/she can improve his/her behavior during the day and clip back up.

     Please keep in mind that your child’s clip may not move every single day!  In order to move up, students must go above and beyond in their behavior choices.  I believe that this system will be a positive way for students to monitor their choices and will give them behavior goals to strive for! 

    Your child will keep a monthly behavior chart in his/her “Take-Home” Folder in order for you to see what color he/she ends each day on.  Please make sure this chart stays in your child’s folder and you initial it every Friday. 

Rewards for Good Behavior

  • Anytime a child moves his/her clip above green, he/she will receive a gem on his/her clip.
  • After receiving 5 gems, a child’s clip will be “retired” which will result in that child receiving a new clip and 5 extra Class Dojo points.
  • Any child who is on green and/or above green for the week will visit the prize box on Friday.
  • Students can also receive points on Class Dojo for positive behaviors.
  • Every time a child earns 25 points he/she is allowed to visit the class coupon binder and choose a reward.  These rewards are different from the prize box because they are privileges instead of toys, pencils, etc…

Consequences for Poor Behavior

  • If a child has to move his/her clip to yellow and/or orange, he/she will have the opportunity to move his/her clip back to green.
  • If a child has to move his/her clip to red, he/she will not have an opportunity to move off of red and his/her parents will be contacted.
  • Negative behaviors will also result in the loss of Class Dojo points, the opportunity to visit the weekly prize box, and/or the loss of privileges such as recess, assemblies, field trips, etc... 

Classroom Rules

  1. Listen when others are talking.
  2. Follow directions.
  3. Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
  4. Work quietly and do not disturb others.
  5. Show respect for school and personal property.
  6. Work and play in a safe manner.


     ClassDojo is an easy way for you and I to communicate about your child’s progress in first grade.  It allows me to send you instant messages, share photos, and announce any important dates that may be coming up.  You also are encouraged to use ClassDojo to communicate with me as to how your child is doing at home. Students are given the opportunity to earn individual points for good behavior, helping others, etc… Earning 25 points results in a reward.  Please make sure to follow the directions I have provided and sign-up as soon as possible.