Behavior Board

I was asked to explain more about my behavior board, and I am more than happy to. Art class would not be able to carry on smoothly without it. It's very important to me that my students have fun, but to understand that Art still has rules that must be followed for the fun to happen.
First the expectations of my students are to 
Be Responsible
Be Respectful
Be Kind
Be Safe
Here is a picture of my board at the end of today.
Each teacher has a pocket and each student has a 3"x6" index card in the pocket with their name on it.
When an expectation is not met (rule broken), a student in 1st - 5th grade must pull their card and clip them to the consequence. I have also had them put the cards into a consequence pocket, but I wanted to change it a bit.

1st consequence GREEN WARNING
2nd YELLOW 5 minute time out (when a student goes to time out the time is marked in my roll book)
3rd RED 10 minute time out
4th BLACK teacher's choice (detention, office, or written communication log home)

I have a good behavior art party (fun art activity centers) at the end of the semester. If students have not had time outs then they will be able to participate the whole time. If they have had time out (say 10 minutes total during the semester) they will have to sit out 10 minutes at the party. In other words, whenever they are in time out, they will have it again at the party. It hits them twice so that they hopefully will never misbehave bad enough to go to time out

Kinders are given reward pockets for the whole class behavior: Green for Great Day, Yellow for okay day, and Red for bad day. Individual Kinders are given a verbal warning and after that are sent to time out for 5 minutes any time they break a rule after the warning. Kinders don't have good behavior parties because the class set up is different. See Art Centers

As with any behavior plan, it is a very effective system as long as you stick to it.
I also have a whole class system seen here.


Here we go again!

Sorry I've been away...... I've been occupied by this little cutie.
Meet Rosco our adorable little Dane mix.
 I love getting my classroom ready for the new year! Some things stayed the same and others have changed. My school kept the same theme as last year which was "Wild About..." so I at least changed my color scheme around. Last year was many cool colors and now I'm onto warmer hues. 
Sorry for the blurryness... I need a new camera.
Here we have the Behavior Board. Each teacher has a pocket and every student has a card with their name on it. If they break a rule they move a card. Warning, 5 minute timeout, 10 minute timeout, and or detention and note home. Students also lose time at their good behavior art party if they go to timeout. It gets them twice so hopefully they will never have to pull their card for that consequence. 
This is the Art History board. I also have an envelop with crit cards for when we go into deep discussions. 
 The table buckets are ready to go. Each table gets 4 pencils, erasers, scissors, and glue. When I pencil breaks they bring it to the broken jar and pull out a sharp one. I also have students hold up the erasers at the end of class so I can see everything and see that nothing has gone missing.
 Found this huge palette a and decided to do something different. The Art Marks chart will go to the right of this.
 The reading area. I plan to have stories and demos with Kinders here and students may read books after they have finished a project on the carpet. 
 Free Draw shelf area... I really need more books... I also plan to add more activities when more funds come along.
 Landscape, Portrait, and Still life along with Toothless the room mascot.
More to come! Stay tuned.

Avery Give Back to Schools

   I wanted to take this time to let you all know about an awesome opportunity for your school. My school was very fortunate to have won last year and we received $10,000 in supplies for our school. 

 Avery Give Back to Schools program is an online voting contest that will reward the top 5 vote-getting schools with $10,000 in Avery school supplies, $1,000 in Bonus Box Tops for Education and an additional $1,000 in gift cards for teachers to purchase additional school supplies. The next 25 vote-getting schools would win $500 in Bonus Box Tops for Education. The contest ends September 16.  

Click here for the Avery Give Back to Schools and register or vote for your school. 

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