Panthers show Respect with Pawsitive Behavior
Thoreau Park Elementary will use a clip chart to monitor student
behavior. A clip chart is a great tool that allows students to be
rewarded for positive behavior, while discouraging negative
behavior. Each student has a clothespin, or clip, with his or her name on it.
Everyone will start on Ready to Learn at the beginning of each
day; clips can be moved up and down throughout the day based on
behavior. Students will ideally make good choices throughout the day. If so,
they remain on Ready to Learn of the clip chart. If students go
above and beyond they may move their clothespin up the clip
chart; if they make poor choices, they will be asked to move their
SUPER STUDENT! - The Super Student level is reached for
outstanding behavior. A student who reaches this level will earn a
special note home.
ROLE MODEL - Students can move to the Role Model level for
continuing to display positive behavior. You should be very proud of
your child for reaching this level.
GOOD CHOICES - Students will move to the Good Choices level for
showing that they are making the right behavior decisions. Ending
the day on this level is great!
READY TO LEARN - Every student will start the day on the Ready
to Learn level. As the day goes on, clips can be moved up and
down, based on behavior choices. This level is a good one to be on.
THINK ABOUT IT - A student will be moved to the Think About It
level as a warning about his/her behavior. It asks them to think
about their behavior and why it’s not correct; this is a reminder to
slow down and follow the rules.
TEACHER’S CHOICE - Students who continue to display poor
behavior can move down to the Teacher’s Choice level. Here, the
teacher can decide what action to take. Loss of privileges such as
recess or center time may be an appropriate choice. The student
will also complete a behavior reflection sheet.
PARENT CONTACT - When a student moves to the Parent Contact
level, the teacher will notify parents via note or phone call. A visit
to the principal’s office might also be in order. Students on this
level may also lose recess time, etc.
The Go Green Lottery has begun at Thoreau Park. All students who remain on green or above in our behavior management program (Clip It) 80% of the month have the opportunity to be entered into the lottery for a yard sign. Each month names will be drawn by grade level so we will have 5 winners a month. Continue to encourage your child to be READY TO LEARN. Remember GREEN IS A GREAT PLACE TO BE!
Here are some of our super students that have clipped up to blue.