Are you looking for a fun, hands-on way to encourage your students to consistently make good choices? So was I and then I started implementing these behavior punch cards and suddenly my students were working VERY hard to earn their daily punch. Are you looking for more back to school ideas, activities, and printables to do at home or in the classroom? If so click here.
When I was in the classroom, we had a school-wide color behavior plan. At the end of the day, I would stamp each students’ binder based on the color that they earned. Blue meant you went above and beyond. Green meant you did a great job and did everything that was expected of you. Yellow means that you had a few minor problems and red means that you either did something very wrong or that you continuously chose to not do your job throughout the school day.
If students earned a green or blue, they earned a punch on their Behavior Punch Cards. Now, this may not seem like much, BUT to the majority of your students, they will want a punch on their card each day more than anything in this world. Hopefully this will be just the movitation the majority of your students need.
Once all twenty shapes have been punched through, students will earn some sort of prize. I had a prize box that was full of random things from Oriental Trading, the Dollar Store, and the Dollar Spot.
Do what works for you and also what sparks your students’ interests. You can make it where they get to choose a prize that exact day they reach number 20 or you can have a prize day once a week, where you honor everyone that has earned 20 punches on their card.
Once they fill their punch card, provide them with a new one and they will start the process again.
Are you thinking how on earth are you going to find the time to punch these cards on top of everything else you have going on at dismissal?
There are a few ways to fix this. 1)You have a student helper that will walk around and punch behavior cards. 2)You can use the honor system and pass the hole punch around to each student. 3) You can simply have the students that earned a punch bring their cards to you and quickly punch a hole in each one.
Because this document is editable, you will need to download all ALL KG fonts. Then open document in Adobe Acrobat and type in the names of your students using KG Primary Penmanship. Press print and there you go!
I find it fun and easier to keep track of when I print them on colored cardstock. Cut each individual card out and then you are all set!
So will this be the answer to ALL of your behavior problems. NOPE, sadly not. However, it will help curve the majority of your students to strive every single day to get a punch on their card. And that, my friends, is worth it.
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I hope that you and your students enjoy the Behavior Punch Cards!