Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Classroom Rules in Motion!

I had no intention of changing my rules for next year until I came across Stephanie's fantastic idea on 3rd Grade Thoughts!  I love how she has her rules worded, and even better yet, how she has her students recite them along with hand gestures!  What a great way to reinforce your expectations and the importance of cooperation in the classroom!  Check out her blog to see how she has her students put these classroom rules into motion!  I adapted mine a bit and created posters to fit my decorating scheme.  You can download them for FREE at my TpT shop below!



In a previous post, I shared my Why the Red? document to send home if a student lands on "red" when using a Clip Chart System.  Since my rules have changed, I updated this paper, as well.  I print a handful of these off on red paper and keep them in my students' personal files once they've come back signed.  Luckily, I don't have to use them very often!  Click the image to download my STAR Behavior packet on TpT!


I send a Behavior Plan home on the first day of school, outlining our classroom rules, Clip Chart System, expectations, and consequences.  The students and parents both have to sign the bottom before returning it to me.
 Here's what it looks like:

I know each classroom is different, so an editable Word version is available at my TpT shop!
 

108 comments:

  1. I love the classroom behavior plan!! Very nice!

    MrsMc
    Buzz! Buzz! Buzz!

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  2. So glad I found your blog!!!I am now following you. I just started blogging, thanks for the inspiration :)

    Participate in my first giveaway!

    http://teacherificfun.blogspot.com/

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  3. Hi Jessica, I love your posters. They are super cute! I just added a new page to my blog. It's called Blogs I'm Lovin'. I love your blog and was hoping you'd be my first link. I've never used Inlinkz before so fingers crossed I did it right. Thanks!
    Colleen
    Totally Terrific in Texas

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  4. Thank you so much Jessica for all of the information. I want to change things up in my class next year (especially since I am looping). Would you please send me your Classroom Behavior Chart Letter in word. It is awesome but I would like to revise a few things (ex: I don't use Brownie points).

    Thank you so much!
    Wendy Diaz
    wmdiaz89@aol.com

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  5. These look terrific! I just found you through pinterest and boy am I glad! I would love to have you send me your 'Classroom Behavior Chart Letter' and 'Why the Red' sheet in word because like you said every classroom is a little different.

    Thank you so much!
    Kerri (kerri576@gmail.com)

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  6. Jessica, I love Stephanie's rules and gestures too! Her version is what convinced me to use the Whole Brain Teaching technique for my classroom rules next year. Your poster design is adorable- thanks for sharing :)

    Patti
    primary practice

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  7. Hi there! Just came across your blog...love it! I would love to get your behavior chart letter and your why on red parent letter in a word document. Your ideas are wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing these.

    Heather
    hsludlam@aol.com

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  8. I love your blog. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful ideas! :) Would you please send me why the red? and the classroom behavior plan in doc form so I can customize for my Spanish speaking families? Thank you so much!

    Stephanie
    skabrielce@olatheschools.org

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  9. I LOVE your blog! Thanks so much for sharing everything! Can you please email me the behavior letter in word? Thanks so much!!

    Blessed81011@yahoo.com

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  10. This is a great blog! I am so happy I came across your page! Can you please send me the behavior letter in word? This is my first year teaching and would love to use it. Thanks so much!!!


    wmbarnes27@gmail.com

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  11. I just came across your blog and love it! Could you please send me the Classroom Behavior Plan to edit? I look forward to future blog posts!
    lcyarnell@gmail.com

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  12. Hey girl- Thanks so much for the shout-out and I am LOVING the chevron background and bunting on your rules!! My two favorite things! I may use these in my class next year :)

    Your letter looks fantastic and I'd love to use it in Word- my email is 3rdgradethoughts@gmail.com

    Thanks again :)

    ~Stephanie

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  13. clbolding42@students.tntech.edu

    Thanks :)

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  14. I would love a copy of your letter! yvonne.gonzalez@hotmail.com thank you!

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  15. Hi! I love all of your ideas. These are wonderful! I would love to get your behavior chart letter and your why on red parent letter in a word document. Thanks so much for sharing these.

    Justine
    justineholmgren@gmail.com

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  16. LOVE THIS! I will be starting my first year teaching in the 6th grade and this can apply to them, too! When I pull the doc up in Google it doesn't fully load. Could you please send it via email to meghanwatkins28@gmail.com? Thank you!!

    Meghan from:
    http://viewfromthepod.blogspot.com/

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  17. Hi! I love all your great ideas! I would love to get your behavior chart letter and red letter in a word document. I can't wait to start using these in my classroom! Thanks so much!
    Amy
    amystone18@gmail.com

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  18. I love your blog! Could you please send me your red letter and behavior chart letter in a word document also? thanks so much!

    amy.maze@mnps.org

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  19. Wow! I love the format of your behavior chart lettter and red letter! Would you please send me them to me in a word document? Thank you so much!

    courtdavis@bellsouth.net

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  20. I LOVE your blog! I would love a copy of your classroom behavior plan. My email is hafox12@sbcglobal.net. Thanks!

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  21. This is great! I would love a copy. Thank you so much! comermarielle@gmail.com

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  22. Can I get a word doc? Thanks! Love this!
    choffart@esu1.org

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  23. Could I get a word document?
    Heather.wyatt.07@gmail.com

    THANKS :)

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  24. I love your parent letter and "why red" letter. Please send it to me at eah08i@hotmail.com (that is a zero before the eight). Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  25. Can I please have the Word version? priscilladuvall@gmail.com
    Thanks so much! This is wonderful!

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  26. Could I please have the word version? My email is alyssagrimes10@gmail.com. Thank you for all that you do, your work in wonderful!

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  27. Could I also have a copy of the word version of your behavior plan and "why the red?" letter? Thanks so much for sharing your great work! smj@mchsi.com

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  28. I would love a copy of this! I am implementing this system for the first time this year and this would be a fantastic resource to use! jwallace828@gmail.com

    Thanks so much!

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  29. I would love to use these in my class. I teach special Ed and I like the move up the chart. Would you please send all of them to me in a word document. Thanks. Mayesm@mail.okaloosa.k12.fl.us

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  30. Hello, I just came across your blog via Pinterest. I would love a copy of your calender and classroom behavior plan. I really enjoy what I have viewed thus far. Thanks a bunch. Nyjah Newton
    nyjahnnewton@gmail.com

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  31. I would also love to have a copy in Word if possible. Thanks, Brandy
    mcclendonbrandy@bellsouth.net

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  32. I would love a copy of your calendar and behavior plan. Thanks for sharing!!!! jmclimer@gmail.com

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  33. I would love to have a copy of your why red sheet and classroom behavior plan! I basically do the same thing, but yours is WAY cuter! :) Thanks for sharing!!
    Jenna
    jschneider@marissa40.org

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  34. I would love a copy of the classroom behavior plan! I plan to do the same type of behavior chart in third grade and I think this will help tremendously! Thanks!! :)

    embradley83@gmail.com

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  35. I would love a copy of your 'Classroom Behavior Chart Letter' and 'Why the Red'! Thank you so much!!
    vbruen05@yahoo.com

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  36. These are great and would love a copy of both the Classroom Behavior Chart Letter and Why the Red in word. Also what do you send home everyday with the students to let the parents know what color they were on for that day?
    jackiepaige513@gmail.com
    Thank you!!

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  37. I am implementing a clip chart system this year and I would love to have both files in a word doc. so that I can adapt them to fit my classroom this year. Thank you so much!

    awoodruff07@gmail.com

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  38. Hello! These are great management tools, I would love to have a copy of the classroom behavior explanation for parents, and also the why the red copy. Thank you!
    Frances

    acctcp_fcantu@yahoo.com

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  39. Hi! I would love it if I could get your behavior plan and "Why the red?" in Word. Thanks a ton! :)

    gcling5@gmail.com

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  40. Can I please have both in a word document?!

    mlwdvital@yahoo.com

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  41. would love a word document in both of these! I love love love love your blog!! rarawilliams@me.com

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  42. I would love a word document for both of these documents. Thank you!! kadysmiller@gmail.com

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  43. I would love a copy of both of these documents. They are both great!
    a_banker08@yahoo.com
    Thank you!!!

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  44. I would love a word document for both!

    bethany.smith@fayette.kyschools.us

    Thank you!

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  45. I would love a word document for both!

    Thanks!

    mmhodul@gmail.com

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  46. Hey There!

    These are great resources. Could you please email me a word document for both!?

    kcnicol408@gmail.com

    Thanks

    Kelly :)

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  47. Thank you for the freebies I would love a word copy. Thanks.

    Lucylou2420 at gmail dot com

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  48. Can I get an editable version? Thanks! braxsmom09@gmail.com

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  49. It's so nice of you to share! Can I get this the word document emailed to me. Thanks!

    sjhcyclone@aol.com

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  50. Thank you for sharing! Could I get an editable version at brittany.jones@ocps.net

    Thanks

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  51. I love this! Thank you for sharing. Could I get an editable version? My email is smceuen@yahoo.com

    Thanks again!
    Stephanie

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  52. This is great! Can I get an editable version of the "why red?" (I use something a little different then the colors.) and Classroom behavior plan. My email is s.melinda@gmail.com

    Thanks!!
    Melinda

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  53. This is a great idea and your blog is great. May I please have a copy of the editable version. candice.stokes923@gmail.com

    Thank you so much
    Candice

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  54. this is great! Can you plead email me word doc? Mgerry@gmail.com. Thank you for sharing!!!

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  55. I love your colorful charts and great ideas!!
    I am implementing a clip chart system this year and I would love to have both files in a word doc. so that I can adapt them to fit my classroom this year. Thank you so much!
    ~Veronica
    rdimitri2@yahoo.com

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  56. I also love your behavior managemant plan! May I please have the files in a word doc. so that I can also adapt them to my classroom too? Thank you SO much! Your work is so cute!

    ~Tiffany
    tiffanyldoughty@gmail.com

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  57. I would love word copies of these! Thanks!
    thostetter14@gmail.com

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  58. I would love copies of your STARS calendars! They are so cute. My email is kbeskid102@saint-albert.org
    thanks

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  59. I would like a Word copy too! Thanks! ;) acampbell@brookhill.org

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  60. Can you please send me your behavior policy in word? Edserrano17@gmail.com
    Thank you!

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  61. I absolutely adore your policy notes! I would love to have the editable one in word so I can tweak it for my owl theme! Thanks for sharing!!

    KimberlyLCalhoun@gmail.com

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  62. Can you possibly send me your behavior policy in word? Thanks so much! :)

    couponmom628@gmail.com

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  63. You have some amazing things! I use a similar behavior management theme but need to tweak some things. Could you send me the editable forms for the STAR calendar, WHy the Red,and the form for the Behavior Management. Thank you so much. ktgoyette@yahoo.com

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  64. Hi! Just found your blog and I'm switching from a pocket color system to a clipchart system this year. I would love if you could send me your 'Classroom Behavior Chart Letter' and 'Why the Red' sheet in word because I do have older students and need to change the wording just slightly.

    Thank you,
    Roberta (g8rtchrmom@gmail.com)

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  65. May I have a copy of the two documents here to edit? Thanks! melanie.currie@bcsemail.org

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  66. Could I please get copies of these two documents as well? I just got a classroom and I'm swamped! I love your blog! Thank you! leanna.konegay@gmail.com

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  67. Can I have the Word copy too? keylime_@hotmail.com Thanks!

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  68. I love this!!! Can I please have a word copy?...julieboyd15@gmail.com.

    Thank You :)

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  69. I just found you through pinterest and would love a copy to modify the colors so they match my color chart.

    mysecondgradejournal@gmail.com

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  70. I would love an editable copy of your behavior plan! Thank you so much for sharing.

    dbese@comcast.net

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  71. Hi! I would love an editable copy of the behavior plan and why the red! Thanks for sharing!!!

    wedding_debbie@yahoo.com

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  72. mrryancampbell@gmail.com

    I'd love a copy! thanks for sharing!

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  73. I would love a word copy of your why the red note, thank you!

    elspeth5@hotmail.com

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  74. I would love a word copy also, Thank you.
    bollingerstephanie@hotmail.com

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  75. I would love a word copy! This is wonderful! skidgger24@aol.com

    Thank you!!

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  76. Could I have a word copy for both of these? =) I LOVE it! Thanks so much girl!

    kaleen.schneider@gmail.com

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  77. I love this!!! is there anyway I could get a copy of the why in the red? thank you!!!
    Victoria
    vbruen05@Yahoo.com

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  78. Could I please get a word version of your classroom behavior plan. I am very excited to change my plan.
    Thanks, Brandie
    bsherman@addisoncsd.org

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  79. I would love a copy of this in word as well. I like how you have explained the system.

    Thank you,
    Stacy

    sbowers@libertycenterschools.org

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  80. I would love a copy of your behavior letter in word. It is very similar to the plan I use. I love your ideas! My email is.... Jglam7@gmail.com
    Thanks, Jennifer

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  81. I would love a copy of both the behavior plan and letter. darlenecurrier@gmail.com

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  82. I would truly appreciate a copy of the behavior plan, letter and STARS calendar in word. Thank you! alimaddie151@gmail.com

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  83. I would love copies in word of the behavior plan, letter and stars calendar if you kindly would! Thanks so much!

    starsixfamily@gmail.com

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  84. I'd love a copy of the behavior plan, letter and STARS calendar in word. My daily folders are called STAR Binders (Students Taking Academic Responsibility) so your creations would work great. Thank you,
    Charme' McCabe
    charmemccabe@rocketmail.com

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  85. Would you mind sending me the Word docs for both of these? Thanks so much!

    Jenna.l.carson(at)gmail(dot)com

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  86. may I have the word document of both of these please?
    thanks again

    harmanlinds@gmail.com

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  87. May I have the word doc for both? They look great. Thanks

    jlaffin@wausauschools.org

    Ps. If you want a cool website to go to try:http://www.wausau.k12.wi.us/jefferson/jaimeweb/index.htm
    It's a site I created with links to a lot of learning games originally for summer school, but I also teach 2nd grade and use it a ton. Enjoy!

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  88. Just found your blog and I love it! I would love to get these documents in Word. Thanks for sharing your wonderful work!

    lisadurand86@gmail.com

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  90. Awesome blog! May I please have the two documents and along with the calendar in word format? Thanks!

    Kristine.plazyk@gmail.com

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  91. My children & their parents could benefit from this behavior plan. Could you email me the Word version @ hogershomeschool@gmail.com,please?

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  92. Thank you I've been looking for the right wording for this chart! I'd love the Word doc. Thanks

    missteach99@gmail.com

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  93. Could you please email me this behavior plan. It is amazing and you are so generous to share!! Thanks!

    lindsaylkaplan@gmail.com

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  94. Could you please email this me? I LOVE IT! I have taught 3rd/4th and now am moving to second. Was thinking of the clip system and love your explanation. I can't wait to implement!
    fmgibbs@gmail.com

    Felisa

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  95. I have been wanting to try this for a while and your system looks and sounds amazing. Could you please email me the Word doc. THanks!

    kristina0263@gmail.com
    Kristina

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  96. hi! I would love a copy of the editible behavior and clip sytem. Thanks
    maureenclough@hotmail.com

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  97. Hi, Jessica!
    LOVE your ideas.Thank you for sharing them.
    Could you please send me
    *copy of the editible behavior system
    *editible monthly calendars that you place in the kids folders
    kjsbritter@charter.net
    Thanks again!

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  98. Can I get the editible classroom behavior plan.
    jonesjanna@gmail.com
    Thanks.

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  99. Please email a copy of your editable behavior parent letter. It's great! Thanks for all the ideas and freebies!
    sdstuddard@gmail.com

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  100. I would love to have a copy of your behavior parent letter if you are able to send it in the WORD format! Thanks for sharing!

    Jessica

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  101. I would love a copy of this. It would be awesome to have it in Word format. Many thanks!!!

    shaunn.simmons@gmail.com

    Shaunn

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  102. I would absolutely LOVE a word copy of this! What a great thing for parents to see and be aware of! Thank you!!!

    -Gentry
    gentry.tetschlag@gmail.com

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  103. I would also love a Word copy if you have time! sarahkalich@gmail.com

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  104. I would love a word copy too.

    bodnarl@pt-sd.org

    Thank you :)

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  105. Hi Jessica ~ Love your blog & creative ideas. I've decided to use the clipchart with my third graders this year. Could you please send me the Classroom Behavior Plan in Word? Thanks and have a wonderful school year!
    Michelle
    mlovell2@gmail.com

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  106. Hi Jessica - I just came across your blog, and I have to say you are great!! Would you be able to send me the Classroom Behavior Plan in word?

    Thanks in advance
    - Jessica

    ms.jyancy@gmail.com

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  107. I love how clear and concise this plan is! Would love to use this with my class this year. Would you please send me the behavior plan and why the red form in word format?
    Thanks so much!
    ~Kate

    baumgartnerkate12@gmail.com

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