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Classroom Rules

I know that your child has many positive qualities to add to our classroom, and I wish to make the classroom a place where students are an active part of a caring community. We will spend time on the first day of school working together as a class to put together our classroom rules. We will focus on being kind, safe, and respectful.

In Kindergarten, we use a positive behavior management system. We use a clip chart to monitor our behavior which rewards positive actions while discouraging negative ones. Students each have a clothespin, a.k.a. clip, with their name on it. Each morning everyone starts on Ready to Learn. Clips then move up or down according to their choices. Each day that a child ends on Ready to Learn or higher, they will earn a sticker. When students earn 20 stickers, they will get to choose a prize from the Treasure Chest. The different levels are the following:

  • The Outstanding level is reserved for outstanding behavior. A student who reaches this level will earn a jewel for their clip.

  • Students can move to the Excellent Choices level for continuing to display good behavior. You should be very proud of your child for reaching this level!

  • Students will move to the Great Effort level for showing that they are making the right behavior decisions! Ending the day on this level is great!  

  • Every student will start the day on the Ready to Learn level. As the day goes on, clips can be moved up and down, based on behavior. This level is a good one to be on!      

  • A student will be moved to the Think About It level as a warning about his/her behavior, and a reminder to follow the rules.

  • Students who continue to display poor behavior can move down to the Make Better Choices level. Here, the teacher can decide what action to take. 

  • When a student moves to the Parent Contact level, the teacher will notify parents via note or phone call. A visit to the Principal’s office might also be in order. Students on this level may also lose recess time, etc.

 

 

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." - Helen Keller

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