It is a black chalkboard and is bordered by wood. On the top of the board, "Good Noodles" is written in white chalk. Below that, the chalkboard is divided up into seven sections. Gold stars are awarded when a student does a good deed. However, when students cause trouble, gold stars are taken away from them.
Role in series
"New Student Starfish"
SpongeBob shows Patrick the board and explains its function before class starts. During class, Mrs. Puff threatens to remove a star from SpongeBob's section several times when he disrupts the class, and eventually removes one after SpongeBob is blamed for the "Big Fat Meanie" incident.
At the end of the episode, SpongeBob and Patrick are each awarded one gold star for saving Roger.
Mr. Krabs and Plankton learn about the board from SpongeBob. They have a competition with each other to see who can earn the most stars and continuously give Mrs. Puff fruit. This causes her to eventually snap and declare that none of them, including SpongeBob, will get any stars.
SpongeBob has the most stars in his class, with 74 total: He has 73 after the "Big Fat Meanie" incident, but 74 again after saving Roger at the end. However, in "Teacher's Pests," he has zero stars.
In "New Student Starfish," the names on the board are SpongeBob, Lloyd, Sheila, Paco, Debbie, Horace, and in a few of the frames where Patrick says "twenty four," the name Rich is added for a split second. Later in the episode, Patrick's name appears after SpongeBob adds it.