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.

You can also purchase them with my behavior calendars. If you like calendars with the weekends included, click here or on the image below.

If you would prefer not to have weekends on your calendars, click here or on the image below. 


I bet some of you are already planning for the 2017-2018 school year! Well, here's some good news! The 2017-2018 calendars are already in my store and they have a fresh new look!

Click here or on the image below to see the calendars with no weekends included!

Click here or on the image below to see the calendars with weekends included!


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