So, I've taught the behavior and we've modeled it. Now, I expect it. Remembering that these kids are only 5 or 6 I give reminders of expected behaviors. Using my example from yesterday (kids following me around the room) I say something quick like "have a seat little ducks." Quick & kind reminders are usually all my kids will need once I've taught and modeled. They know (after a
This year I also took 20 Training and have taught the kids above the line/below the line behavior (that's where the yellow line idea came from). It has been really effective with my kids this year (a lifesaver actually!).
At the end of the day I report their daily behavior on a calendar we keep in their take home binders. I also write quick notes if they are not on green. For example, If they hit I will write "hit." I tell the parents and the kids that it is the students responsibility to tell the "story" about what happened. I find my students are usually very honest b/c they know their parents will check with me is their story is "fishy."
By this time of the year I find I rarely have to move pictures at all. Last week I only moved 3 pictures and I have a very "strong willed" class this year.
The end. Finally.