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Surf's Up Behavior using a clip chart in the shape of a surfboard. Goes great with a beach-themed classroom! All students start on Surf's Up and can move their clip up with good behavior (to Hang Ten or Super Surfer) or down when they break a class promise (to Rough Waters, Tidal Wave, or Wipeout)! I used foam board for the backing (cut with a box cutter) and laminated scrapbook paper with stickers for the words. I then created feet hot glued to clothespins and used students numbers to…

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Word chart! For my writing resource group! We have been working on using more complex verbs and adjectives to describe our experiences!

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Made this for my class birthday chart. Nautical decor classroom. Write on the glass frame with vis-a-vis markers

Have the classroom rules visible so students never have the excuse that they forgot the rules.

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Turn it into positive classroom by making these the group management. Each time a group gets ready first or works silently, reward them by adding a "sea shell" to their bucket. When it's full, the whole group gets a reward. (i.e. extra time on the iPads/computer or free reading time)