During the first week of school, the children learned rules that will make our classroom and school a nice place to learn and grow. We pinky promised and gave our signatures, too. Our rules are:
1. Follow directions quickly.
2. Raise a quiet hand for permission to speak.
3. Raise a quiet hand for permission to leave your seat.
4. Use happy helpful words, hands, and feet.
5. Keep our classroom clean and neat.
6. Keep our dear teacher(s) happy. ;-)
Please help your child to remember these rules and to make positive choices.
REWARDS AND CONSEQUENCES
I use a traffic light and clothespins to help students monitor and control their behavior.
Each student's name is printed on a clothespin and clipped to the green part of the traffic light. Clips can be moved for positive or negative behavior. At the end of the day, students color a square on their calendar to match their clip's position.
Green - Students start the day on green. If they follow the rules all day, they remain on green. Students who stay on green all day get a prize ticket. When they have saved 10 prize tickets they may trade them in for a prize. 25 tickets earns lunch in the classroom with Mrs. Tafel. 30 prize tickets earns a brand new book!
Yellow - When a student breaks a rule, I will first give him/her a verbal warning. I will remind the student of my expectations and ask him/her to repeat them back to me. I also ask the student to think about and tell me what will happen if they continue to break the rule (a clip move). If the verbal warning does not help the student to correct his/her behavior, I will move their clip to yellow. The student will have to walk 2 laps around the playground and field before he/she will be able to play recess.
Red - If a student does not correct their behavior after their clip has been moved to yellow, they get one more verbal warning. If this verbal warning does not help the student to correct his/her behavior, I will move their clip to red. A note or phone call home will follow. The student will have to walk 5 laps around the playground and field before he/she will be able to play recess.
**If a student's clip is consistently on yellow and red, I will talk with parents about implementing a consequence/reward system at home as well.