Monday, September 17, 2012

Behavior Management Linky and Back-to-School Night Handout

When I saw this Behavior Management Linky I knew I just couldn't pass it up! My behavior management systems help with promoting good behavior in a positive way AND they are educational!! WOOHOO! In our class we have two behavior management systems: one for each individual student and one for each table. The individual student behavior management is our "Hopping in the right direction" system with magnetic frogs on our chalkboard (covered with bulletin board paper).

Each student has a frog with their number labeled on it. Every day each frog starts on the blue lily pad (the middle one). As the day goes on, if a students makes a good choice they get to "hop" their frog. When they hop, they move one lily pad to the left (this also helps with teaching left and right-- which can be so tricky!!) When they get told to "hop" enough times that they reach the purple flowered lily pad, they earn a sticker for their monthly sticker chart. The object is to get as many stickers on your monthly sticker chart as possible. When a student breaks a rule or is not following teacher directions, they have to "drop" their frog. A "dropped" frog makes it harder for them to get to purple and earn stickers, but it is still possible. If a student makes it all the way to the lily pad that is the furthest on the right, they have to pull a sticker off their monthly sticker chart (remember, the object is to have as many stickers on that monthly chart as possible... you'll read why below!!).

The table behavior management is a little different. This is to mostly reward tables who are consistently following directions and working at an appropriate noise level. When a table is following directions, they earn a tally. When the table earns 5 tallies they get an automatic sticker on their monthly chart for every tally afterwards. So 5 tallies = 1 sticker, 6 tallies = 2 stickers, 7 tallies= 3 stickers and so on. This helps my little kinders become VERY familiar with making tallies.

It is kind of hard to see in this picture but this is an old picture of monthly sticker charts up under our Smartboard. This was March and there are Shamrocks on the sticker charts.

Now you're probably wondering why it is so important to have all these stickers on our monthly sticker chart right?? Well on the last school day of each month, we count up how many stickers each child has earned. For every sticker a child has earned, they get one pretend penny to go shopping in our class "PENNY STORE". The prizes are usually items from the Dollar Store, dollar section of Target, etc. The students get so excited about this and it teaches them about the value of different coins because we trade out their pennies for higher coins. 

Now it's your turn to go link up!! 

But before I go, I wanted to upload pics of my Back-to-School Night handout I am giving the parents in case anyone wants to take a peek. If you want me to e-mail you a copy that you can edit, leave me your email address in a comment below. 

Hopefully this can be of some use to a few of you!


  1. I LOVE that you make it an academic experience, too!!!!! LOVE!!!

    Thanks for linking up!
    -Rachelle {& Natalie}
    What The Teacher Wants

  2. I would LOVE it if you could email me the back to school handout! My email is

    I have my first BTS night as a K teacher on Thursday and am not sure what to do with myself! What have you found that K parents want to know?? Any help would be greatly appreciated! :)


    1. Hi Danielle!
      You will be FINE- don't freak out! I try really hard not to overwhelm them with everything that night and mostly spend the time discussing what we have been doing so far this year. I also walk them through a typical day in our classroom. At the very beginning of the year I give the parents my ABCs of Kindergarten handout from my TPT store. This answers a lot of questions too and may be helpful to give them. Stop by and check it out, it may help you! Good luck tomorrow!!


    2. Would you be willing to email me a copy of your letter? Thanks!

  3. I would love an emailed copy of your letter! Thanks so much!

  4. Thanks I would love a copy!

  5. I would love a copy of you Back 2 School handout!!


  6. I would like a copy if possible!