I have been using the same behavior chart for the past 4 years. I have been having my person of the day put up tickets each time a class has a good day or does something especially well. This year, I got lazy with it and didn’t do it during class. I feel like it has lost its appeal, at least for me.
I decided to design something to go with my “Around the World” theme for the year. Each class will have it’s own Around the world chart. I keep the charts in separate drawers for each grade. The tourist of the day will go get it and put it up. As the class does something well or has a great day, the tourist of the day will advance a child from around the world the number of spaces I choose. There are 30 spaces. Once a class has moved around the world, the class will get to choose an activity to do. I have class twice a week– 8 times a month if it is a normal month. So ideally, they would get around the world in a month. I need to average an advance of about 4 spots a day in that case. So they will get an extra game when they go around each time. I think I will tell them that when they get around the world three times, they get 15 minutes of games. When they go around 3 more times, they will get 1/2 hour of games. When they get around it 3 more times, they will get a special treat for the class. That will happen by the end of the year.
It is available in 8 1/2 x 11 page size or 11 x 17 paper size. It includes 12 different children from around the world, as well as teacher name plates you can velcro onto your chart. I am going to use sticky tack to move the child. I think that will work the best for me.