I’d like to start sharing some of my beach classroom theme. I’m really happy with it so far! I think the classroom is going to be really cute when I’m done.
Today I’ll share Behavior Bay. The job chart isn’t done yet but I love the beach-themed clip chart!
Probably anyone who knows me knows about the clip chart, and I wrote a long post about it a couple weeks ago. The only things different about this one are that it has a beach theme and the consequence is a passport signature rather than losing minutes of recess or whatever consequence the teacher chooses. My 4th grade team uses a passport system, so I wanted the clip chart to tie in with that.
Here’s the picture (FYI, please excuse my horrible photography skills! I’ll try to improve, I promise!):
The tree has all of the different clips the kids can earn. Last year, the kids loved looking at all the clips to see what they could earn. The tree was made by tracing a projected image onto colored butcher paper, then scrunching up strips of paper and stapling them to the edges to outline it. BTW the diamond clip is missing because I haven’t made them yet.
The surfboard is where the kids will attach their clips. All the clips will start in the middle on the green “Ready to Learn” and will then clip up and down throughout the day. Anyone on Outstanding at the end of the year gets a sticker on their clip. Students get the next color clip once they get 5 stickers.
The words on the clip chart from the bottom to the top say:
Wipeout: Contact Home
Bummer: Consequence (mine says Passport Signature)
Rough Waters: Think About It
Surf’s Up: Ready to Learn
Cowabunga: Showing Pride
Off the Hook: Role Model
The metal sheet is just a sheet of galvanized metal that was under $10 at Lowes. I attached it to the wall with velcro strips. I got this idea from a co-worker, and I love it! It’s such a cheap and easy way to add magnet boards to your classroom. I’m going to put my job chart on this board. I’ll take another picture once it’s done.
If anyone wants to make a surfboard clip chart, you can print out the attached document with the words in cute fonts. Enjoy!