Friday, June 29, 2012

Punch Cards & Tickets

I posted here about my classroom management plan with my clip chart, punchcards, and tickets.
It was a fabulous system for my class; my students needed A LOT of positive reinforcement. Plus it was also apart of my school's Positive Behavior Support plan for every classroom to use punch cards and tickets.

However, I am changing schools and I'm not sure if my new class will need as much reinforcement. I'll still be at an extremely low SES school but students are always different.

If students don't need the reinforcement then I don't want to provide it. You don't give a toddler a walker if they don't need it.

The plan is to start with just the clip chart. The only reward will be if they get to 'Outstanding' or above then they will get a positive note home since they clearly have shown some exemplary behavior! It isn't easy getting way up there in my class!

I don't plan on providing a reward for students who get on good day or great job. Students should just feel proud of themselves, I shouldn't have to give them a prize. I really don't want to. I don't believe in rewarding students for doing what their supposed to do. Plus those students really don't need more than a smile or 'you should be so proud of your actions today!'

My students will be writing what color their own in their agenda each day for accountability and reflection at the end of the day so I'm hoping that will be sufficient!
If you use this clip chart do you provide rewards for move their clips higher than Ready to Learn?

But if my class seems to be needing more support with their behavior (as in their wild animals and I'm pulling my hair out), I'll add the punch cards. If they really need extrinsic motivation then I'll give in to allow a peaceful classroom.

If only a couple (or just one) students are having trouble then I will just do a punch card for a few students then wean them back off once their behavior improves. This is also my vision for an individual behavior plan for specific students who might need it. Can you tell I came from a school with a lot of challenging behaviors?? Ha!

As you can see, I don't know if I'll be using punch cards but I made them anyway. Have to be prepared! Here is what the smiley face one looks like:
I also made elephant, cupcake, bee, and fish punch cards too!

Click the picture to download a set of punch cards
I like to print them on colored card stock for best results :)

So lets say my students STILL are having rough days. Well if my students are having a hard time in line, at lunch, or in specials then out comes the Terrific Tickets! I can give the tickets to their special teacher or lunch supervisors to hand out. They can't move their clip up if we aren't in the classroom but they can get a ticket which equals a punch in their punch card!

Or maybe those students who need their own Individual Behavior Plan try to earn so many tickets a day. That would be also work! You would have to speak to that student and know them to see what kind of plan would work for you and them to be successful.

Click the picture to download a set of Terrific Tickets
Again your choice of smiley faces, fish, elephants, bees, or cupcakes!

I'm hoping I won't be using punch cards or tickets and the clip chart will due just fine BUT you never know! If you use a clip chart please share if you tie in any positive rewards to it! Enjoy the freebies too!

ps. I changed my comments from being pop out to embedded so now I can reply to your sweet comments you leave me! I hated how I couldn't reply to ya'll before. And I'm so sorry I had you fill in those silly codes to prove your not robots.. I know your not robots!

4 comments:

  1. Thank you for the cute punch cards. I think I might use them as exit tickets at the end of the day. =)


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  2. I love using my clip up chart, when the students get to the top of the chart I add a rhinestone to their clip. They loved showing off how many stones they had!

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  3. Love the full sheet of punch cards! Thank you!

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