****Edit–this somehow linked to the wrong file, so I’ll post the corrected one soon! ***** 9/9/08
**** The correct one is now here!***** Kristen 😉
I had to sit down and make a new behavior card because my 1/2 day cards just weren’t working for Full Day! 🙂 This is what I came up with:
I would have liked to keep it down to 1/2 of a page, but with all the different chunks of time and activities that Full Day allows for–I just couldn’t make it happen. I’m leaving the document unlocked so that you can change the times if you would like and use it in your classroom. I had a particular student in mind when creating it, so if you need to include small time frames or larger, feel free. I usually copy 200 of these and then keep them handy and fill them out as needed. I try to use them as often as possible, but also realizing that after about 1 month of a student having “great” days, I wean them off because I want them to understand that they have truly changed their behavior and no longer need my reminders.
I tape these to the table where the child sits (I tried keeping it with me, but I kept laying them down and loosing them!) and that way every time they sit down, they can self-monitor how their day is going thus far. I also leave these when I have a subsistute in my room to help with the “difficult” children 🙂 .
My husband-being the wonderful Special Ed. teacher that he is, went round and round with me about the time frame chunks in the afternoon as opposed to the 30 minute frames in the morning. We are doing less structured activities in the PM, and I find that I have less problems there, so I want to try as hard as I can to give my students the benefit of the doubt. Our AM activities are the mostly academic times and I want to stress to the students that what we are doing is important and deserves their attention. You change it to reflect your classroom! 🙂