One of my big goals this summer is to update all of my TPT products. I've been making products for just under a year now, and it's amazing how much I have learned along the way through trial and error! The first product I wanted to redo was my CHAMPS pack. This is by far my best selling product, and I wanted to make sure that it was cleaned up and ready for back to school time.
If you don't know about the CHAMPS program, here is a little overview:
I purchased this book from Amazon last summer, because the idea of the program seemed very interesting to me. They have other editions of this book, but they are way more expensive. I purchased the first edition, and got the basic gist of the program, why it's important, and how to implement it.
I then created cards that I could put on my white board (or pocket chart) and review with my students at the beginning of each activity. Each letter in CHAMPS stands for a different expectation. C is for conversation, and the cards in this area describe to the students exactly what level their voice should be at during a certain activity.
Your choices in this category include - no talking, whisper voice, inside voice, presentation voice, partner talk, group talk, and whole group discussion.
The H stands for help. In this section, you are informing the students what they should do if they have a questions regarding their current activity.
The options in this section are - raise your hand, ask 3 before me, ask a neighbor, ask your group, come to the teacher's desk, and work through the problem on your own.
The A stands for activity, so in this section, you tell the students exactly what activity they will be participating in.
The options for this section are - independent work, group work, centers, partner work, stations, whole group instruction, small group instruction, test/quiz, presentations, silent reading, seat work, read to self, work on writing, word work, read to someone, listen to reading (daily 5), and computers.
The M stands for movement. Where are the students allowed to go during their current activity?
Options for movement are - get a new pencil and throw away trash, stay in your group, move around freely, pack up, get/return supplies, hand in completed assignment, go to the bathroom or get a drink, stay in your seat, get a tissue, and line up.
The P im CHAMPS has two options, the first one is participation, and tells the students exactly how they should be participating in the current activity.
Participation includes - actively listening and raising your hand to speak, writing or creating, discussing, reading, completing station expectations, completing a test or quiz, and standing in line.
Your other option for P is post activity. This tell the students what to do with their assignment, once they are finished.
Cards in this section are - table basket, inbox, finished basket, turn it over, keep it, mailbox, cubby, finish up folder, backpack, poetry journal, and journal.
The S also has a couple of different options, the first one is signal, and let's your students know which signal they should be listening for, to the indicate that the activity is over.
Your choices here are - bell, freeze, timer, chimes, respond to teacher, music, and lights.
Your second choice for S is supplies, and let's your students know what supplies they need to complete the activity.
Supplies included are - pencil, pen, markers, crayons, colored pencils, glue, glue sticks, paper, book, journal, supply box, white board, and scissors.
Some schools choose not to do a new category for S, but end it with either success, or super students.
At the end of the pack there is also some hand motion cards that give the students a silent way to ask you for permission to use the bathroom, get a drink of water, get a tissue, get a new pencil, and ask a question.
I loved using this in my class last year, and I felt that the students clearly understood what was expected out of them, and had the tools they needed to be well behaved and successful! Please let me know if you have any questions about the CHAMPS program, or this pack. I would love to hear if you have used this in your classroom, and how it worked!