• Clip It!

    Students will use a clip system to monitor student behavior. I strongly believe in positive reinforcement and this system allows students to be reward for their hard work and discourages negative behaviors. 

    Each child has a clip that can move up or down our behavior chart throughout the day. The chart is as follows:

    Captain of the Ship (Super Student)

    The Captain of the Ship level is reserved for outstanding behavior. A student who reaches this level will earn a special note home, and a jewel on his/her clip. After five jewels, clips will be retired to the “hall of fame” and a new clip will be given!

    Smooth Sailing (Great Job)

    Students can move to the Smooth Sailing level for continuing to display good behavior. You should be very proud of your child for reaching this level!

    Above Board (Good Choices)

    Students will move to the Ready to Set Sail level for showing that they are making the right behavior decisions! Ending the day on this level is great!

    Ready to Set Sail (Ready to Learn)

    Every student will start the day on the Ready to Set Sail level. As the day goes on, clips will be moved up and down, based on behavior. This level is a good one to be on!

    Get Back on Course (Think About It)

    A student will be moved to the Get Back on Course level as a warning about his/her behavior, and a reminder to follow the rules.

    Slow the Boat (Teacher’s Choice)

    Students who continue to display poor behavior can move down to the Teacher’s Choice level. Here, the teacher can decide what action to take.

    Ship Wrecked (Parent Contact)

    When a student moves to the Ship Wrecked level, the teacher will notify parents via note or phone call. A visit to principal or vice principal’s office might also be in order.


    At the end of the day, students will color on their agenda sheet to show you what level they ended that day.