Thursday, July 5, 2012

Behavior that Makes Cents!

I've decided for this next school year to implement $$ into my behavior clip chart.  Our school has certain colors and points that they want us to use and deduct from each child's conduct grade based on the child's color/conduct clip.  So each year I jazz up my color chart BUT this year I'm implementing Coins.......get it???!!!  Behavior that Makes Cents!!  Okay.......this is how it will work in my classroom.  Each day the students will stamp their behavior calendar with a coin stamp based on our color chart.  For example, black will be used for a quarter because black is considered exceptional behavior throughout the day.
They will use a green stamp for dimes, yellow stamp for nickels, and a red stamp for a penny.  Although, I rarely have color changes, I truly feel like this will motivate them to not only KNOW their coins but be able to add them up.  They will NEED to know how much they have in order to spend their money on Friday.  
Really, I keep it very simple. (mainly because I need simple) :)  Of course we spend the first week of school going over the rules and expectations.  I love to do this with the kids because they truly take ownership over their own rules.  We complete a class contract and all the kids sign their names.  This year I'm going to have them write on their medal (below) how they will make sure that they are always doing their best.  
I will hang these around our clip chart.  Please feel free to download a copy of my behavior chart to use.  I put several different options in this pack.  I'll share the one I'm using later with pics later.  If you download, I would LOVE to hear your thoughts about it.  Thanks bunches!!
OHHH!!  I forgot to mention...this might be a great time to intro homophones.  

I've linked up with Teaching in Room 6 to share behavior management ideas, stop by and join her linky party and read other teacher's fabulous ideas.


  1. Love it!! Where did you find the coin stamps at?
    Michelle @ Smitten With First

  2. :) Thanks!! You can order them at lakeshore. I think I got mine from Apples for the Teacher.

  3. That's a great idea for behavior management & I love how you're integrating math along with it! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  4. What a great idea! These coin stamps are awesome. I love how you are incorporating money, addition with behavior!

  5. What a great addition to your behavior plan! I love that it ties in math. Your students will know their coins by the end of the year for sure! I am giving away a $20 TPT gift certificate. Come visit and enter to win! :)

    Delighted in Second

  6. Love your behavior that makes cents. I was thinking of doing something similar to this. I switch mine up to a little store about 1/2 way through 2nd grade and will have to look at this a little more. I have your item in my google docs now. Thanks for sharing.