The Clip Chart
Unfortunately, I never took another picture of the clip chart later in the year. It was so colorful as the year progressed. Students were so excited each time they got a new clip! Some were on their third glitter clip by the end, and all but one student got a new clip at least once during the year. (That student with from the clip down/clip up anecdote from my previous post got his black clip during the last week of school. He was beaming with pride). I will most certainly be using my chart again next year.
However, there were two problems:
- Numbers - their numbers were taped on (so they could easily be switched to a new clip). After the first couple of months, about half of the clips didn't have a number because they fell off.
- Clips - I made 32 black clips, 32 purple clips, 32 blue clips, 16 green clips, and 16 red clips before school started. This hardly lasted me the first trimester. After that, I never did another huge batch of clips. I'm sad to say that some students had to wait a week before I got their new clip ready. It was stressful for me and not really fair for them!
So, this summer ...
I am going to make 34 (to be prepared for new students - that was another wrench in the plan) of ALL of the colors. I am going to glue numbers 1-32 (and just have two extra of each) on to them. I know not every student will use all of the clips, but that will just mean I have a head start for the next year, right?