Friday, June 20, 2014

Behavior Clip Chart without the Clips

Wooden Numbers to match my Behavior Clip Chart

I've been a pretty busy bee this last week! At the end of the school year parents in my classroom chipped in and they gave me a $100 gift card to Michael's for one of my end of the year presents... they know me so well! First I went to Michael's and just walked the entire store, seeing what they had as opposed to my other go to craft store Hobby Lobby.

I've never really had a behavior management system before, never really needed one. But now that I'll be implementing Whole Brain Teaching and Leader in Me strategies I thought it was a great time to start one. I created my clip chart from scrapbook paper I got from Hobby Lobby.
sorry for the blurry picture
I intend to put magnets on the back of these and place them on my white board vertically. I'm not into the clothes pins idea so I took to Pinterest for ideas. I thought about making DIY Glass Magnets but then I went to Etsy to see what they had to offer and ran across this shop OCD by B they had some cute wooden magnet numbers but they were going to cost me $40. So I figured for that price I can make them myself.
materials from Michael's
I went to Michael's and purchased all the items I needed to make my own numbers.

*wooden 1 & 1/2in circles $3.49 for 22 shapes
*button magnets $1.79 for 12
*1 & 1/2 inch craft punch $9.99 (I could have cut out circles with my Cricut)
*Matte Mod Podge
*Foam Brushes
*E6000 Glue

I used the craft punch to punch out the circles from the leftover colored cardstock I used on my clip chart.

Then I used my Cricut Cherry Limade Font (shadow feature, 1 inch size) to cut out all the numbers.

While those were cutting I glued the magnets to the wooden circles with the E6000.

Then I carefully glued the numbers to the colored circles.

I used the mod podge to glue the colored circles to the wooden circles. Then brushed the matte mod podge over the colored circles with numbers to seal it all together.

It took about 3 hours to make 30 numbers.
my magnets on the fridge
Could I have found a cheaper, easier way to do these? Probably, but I enjoyed creating them... crafting is very calming for me. I'm going to put these next to the "Ready to Learn" section of the clip chart on the white board. Students will "move up" when good choices are made and will "move down" when poor choices are made.


  1. I love this! Our school wants to do something like this and clips just don't seem as easy as magnets would be. And since it's summer, I can have the time to do it! Thank you for sharing.

  2. Love this idea! We need a chart to say if students are at the nurse, bathroom, etc. I'm going to try this.