• BEHAVIOR GUIDELINES

    In order for children to have a successful day at school, they must know exactly what is expected of them through modeling and the use of procedures.  I believe that this will prevent the majority of problems that could occur.  When problems do arise, your child will be held responsible for their choices in my classroom and here at school.  We will spend time building a sense of community, and learning to work together so that everyone can learn as much as possible.  It is my belief that we create a family while your child is in my classroom, and we will respect and support one another in every way possible as we endeavors to learn and grow.
    **Please remember to check your child's agenda each night so you can be informed about daily assignments, homework, classroom issues, etc. 
     

    Class Rule:

    Make no problem for yourself, your friends, or your teachers.

    Any problem you create will be yours to solve. 
     

     Procedures:

    There are set procedures for most everything we do here at school such as standing in line, cafeteria and recess procedures, etc. We will practice our class procedures in depth during the first weeks of school.

     
    Classroom Expectations

    8 Expectations: (We will learn these together as a class.)

    1.    We will value one another as unique and special individuals.

    2.    We will not laugh at or make fun of a person’s mistakes, use sarcasm or putdowns.

    3.    We will use good manners saying please, thank you, excuse me, and let others go first.

    4.    We will cheer each other to success.

    5.    We will help one another whenever possible.

    6.    We will recognize every effort and applaud it.

    7.    We will encourage each other to do our best.

    8.    We will practice virtuous living using the Life Principles.

     
     Positive Rewards
    There are many opportunities for your child to be rewarded for making wise choices.  Each of the following will be utilized in our classroom. 
    • Verbal Praise 
    • "Chance" Cards will be given for following procedures and wise choices daily.  If all assignments are complete and turned in on Friday, these cards will be placed in a bucket.  Cards will be drawn, and those whose names are called will receive a treat.
    • When our class has received 12 compliments, signified by "gems" in our gem jar, from other teachers based on positive behavior and following procedures, we will enjoy a treat together supplied by Mrs. Gilbert
    • "Caught you Being Good," "Caught you Listening," and "Caught you Reading awards"   
    • Sticker for displayed "letter" for 0 conduct marks in a week
    • Responsible Behavior Reward party at the end of each 9 weeks for receiving 5 or fewer conduct marks for the entire 9 weeks.
    • Extra recess reward at the end of each 9 weeks for returning signed Thursday folder every Friday--5 minutes accrue each week

    Consequences:

    Your child will be treated with dignity and respect by dealing with their behavior individually.  Consequences will be logical according to the choices your child made. Examples of consequences utilized would include verbal warning, seating relocation, loss of free time, parent notification, or principal visit.

    **Consequences may vary depending on the individual circumstances and severity of the action.  Teacher's will use discretion in each case.
     

    Magic Triad:

    The Magic Triad consisting of a kind word, kind smile, and a nice touch will help contribute to the climate of mutual respect in our classroom.