As many of you know, I do not use a clip chart in my classroom. In fact, I waited a year after I started blogging to even mention it. I would just kind of glide over my whole management system and be vague about it. And by that, I mean I never talked about it.
Because I was afraid.
I was afraid that people would throw rotten tomatoes. I even titled the post “I Don’t Use A Clip Chart. Please Don’t Throw Rotten Tomatoes.“
Luckily for me, no one threw anything.
Phew. It takes a long time to do my hair. Even though I only have two hairstyles: Down or In a Ponytail. Either way, I don’t need anyone throwing tomatoes or other food at it.
Simply put, students earn “gold tags” (or tickets) for making good choices all throughout the day. At the end of the week, they turn them in for Fun Friday (which are centers such as writing, art, play-doh, math or whatever is exciting and engaging for your learners) and the person with the most gold tags gets to choose their center first.
Some people were ready to try something new. Some people said they were going to stick with their clip chart. Some people said they were going to keep using Class Dojo. I say do whatever works for you. Whatever helps you have a good day. Whatever works in your classroom. Gold tags work for me so that’s what I use.
Recently, Miss Giraffe shared my behavior management post on her Facebook page and it was shared a lot and I’ve been receiving emails from a lot of people. Which I love, by the way! And now I’m getting lots of questions and lots of requests for this or that or how or why or when regarding gold tags.
So I spent some time this week and put everything in one place and it’s all editable (over 100 pages!) so if you want to use this program in your classroom, you can totally customize it to meet your needs.