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Saturday, August 6, 2016

Analyzing Classroom Behavior

Do you use a clip chart to manage your classroom behavior? I have used one for many years, with great success. I find that my students respond very well to the clip chart and always look forward to gem day and retiring their clips. You can read all about gem day here!

I use clip chart calendars each month so the children can document their behavior each day. The calendars make it super easy for the parents to monitor their behavior, as well.


At the end of every month, the children like to count up how many of each color they earned. Recently, someone suggested to me that it would be great for the children to be able to analyze the data on their clip chart and use it for discussion, reflection and setting goals. I totally agreed! I really love the idea of taking it one step further.

I created clip chart behavior calendar data sheets so students can keep track of their behavior each month. Utilizing this bar graph is a great way to integrate math and classroom management.

Students count up the colors they earned and color in the bar graph.

For some, you can stop here. The children can easily see what color they earned the most and the least and can talk about it with you and their parents. With this data, you can set goals for the next month.

In addition to the bar graph, I created six different response sheets for you to choose from. The children count up the colors they've earned and represent them with tallies and numbers.

Most of the sheets have reflection questions, as well.
This one asks them to predict how they will do next month.

I suggest sending these data sheets home to be looked at and signed, and then returned to you, so the children can compare their behavior each month. 

I know that not everyone uses the same colors or sayings on their clip chart, so an editable version is also included.

If you are interested in having your students use these behavior data sheets, you can purchase them separately by clicking here or on the image below.



Looking for behavior calendars?

 I know some teachers prefer calendars with weekends and some prefer no weekends.

I know some teachers prefer calendars that are in landscape orientation and some prefer horizontal orientation.

Don't worry! I've got you covered!

Click the image below to see calendars with no weekends in landscape.



Click the image below to see calendars with weekends in landscape.



Click the image below to see calendars with no weekends in portrait.



And, click the image below to see calendars with weekends in portrait.



There's something for everyone!

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