Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Tried it Tuesday-Behavior Checklists

What a year, so many sad events. My heart goes out to those affected by the storms and tornadoes in Oklahoma.
It has been a long day, but I am linking up with Holly at Fourth Grade Flipper for her Tried it Tuesday linky.

I have to admit, with the end of the school year only a few short weeks away I'm just trying to "push" my kiddos along as we try to wrap up our last few major projects. We are working on a lot of group projects right now and one of my boys has struggled this year with getting along with his classmates and other adults. He is a good kid, but he is very stubborn and argumentative. I honestly don't think he means to be disrespectful to others but he just can't help himself.

To try to help him with this his parents and I have started using a behavior checklist that I created. I fill it out each day, and then put it in his assignment book. He and I talk as situations come up during the day. So he has a pretty good idea about how he scored for the day before he even gets his report. His parents have consequences at home based on the report-while I have my consequences at school. It took him a little while, but I really think he is starting to improve. He is learning when it is time to stop and listen and when he should stand his ground.

If you would like a copy of it that you can edit to fit your kiddos needs you can download it here. What do you use to help your kiddos that need a little more monitoring than others?


  1. I love that you have something individualized for your students to be successful!
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  2. It is so hard to keep motivating kids (and ourselves) at this time of year, it seems like things should be running the smoothest but behavior problems seem to increase instead! Your behavior plan with a home/school connection is a great idea.

  3. During this time of year some of the students have such a hard time staying focused and staying out of trouble. It is great that you have found a way to help him be more successful. Thanks for sharing.

    Foreman Teaches

  4. This behavior checklist is similar to our PBIS check in/check out system- it is so great when these kind of checklists keep students on task and help them realize when they need to stop certain behaviors! It is also great that you are able to get his parents involved!

    Learning to the Core

  5. I think the individualized behavior plans work best for students in need of a lot of intervention. Thank you for including a link to a free editable copy. It gives a starting point for teachers needing to implement a plan like this.
    Fourth Grade Flipper

  6. I had a similar checklist for a student last year, but I had him score himself first and then I would score him. That would give us a chance to talk about how he scored and why he thought he earned the score he did. And surprise, surprise, most of the time, we came up with the same score. I think it was good to get him to reflect, rather than just wait for me to rate his behavior. Just a thought....