Our class follows 3 main rules:
Be Your Best
We use a colored light system to help children monitor their behaviors.
Each day, all children begin with their clip on green . If he/she is having
difficulty following rules, his/her clip will be changed to yellow, and then,
if necessary, to red.
Green= Nothing marked on behavior calendar.
Yellow= Yellow dot, appropriate consequence, note or phone call home
Red= Red dot, office referral, note and phone call home
Each day, ask your child what color he or she was on --- look for your child’s
behavior in their folder every day. Talk with your child about their behavior and
how important it is to behave in and out of school.
We also give out “Happy Chips” for excellent behavior. This is your child’s way
of going to the treasure box. Here they have a choice of a special prize.
Consequences for Unacceptable Behavior
Occasionally children have difficulty following class and school rules. At these
times I will try to redirect the child’s behavior through eye contact, changing the
clips to a different color, or quiet reminders.
If this does not help to improve the child’s behavior, one or more of the following
consequences will be used:
1. Time-out in the classroom.
This gives the child time to calm down and get ready to rejoin the
class activity. If the behavior occurs outside of the classroom
(hallway, playground, cafeteria, etc.) variations of this consequence
will be used.
2. Time-out in another teacher’s classroom.
This will be used if the unacceptable behavior is not improved by a
time-out in our classroom.
3. Note, phone call home, or conference with parent after school.
This might include behavior checklists completed daily.
4. Loss of privileges.
This includes playground time, centers, etc.
5. Office Referral
This can be used for behaviors that disrupt instruction or threaten
others (hitting, kicking, biting, ect.)
This listing is an over view of my discipline policy. Other consequences
may be used if they are appropriate for the behavior. Please refer to
the Student Handbook for policies regarding suspension and expulsion.
Enhancement teachers (P.E., Art, Music, Computers, and Library) may
have different policies for managing unacceptable behaviors.