Rules and Expectations


In our classroom we have a colored beehive, a flower, and a Queen Bee.  Every student has a bee with his/her name on it and they begin each day with their bee on Green/Ready to learn.  Throughout the day, the bee can fly off the beehive and land onto the flower or visit the Queen Bee for making good behavioral choices.  When students make inapporpriate behavior choices their bee can move to another color on the beehive.  The system is as follows:


Queen Bee = Great Day

Flower (Something to Buzz About) = Good Day

Green = Ready to Learn

Yellow = 5 minute time out before recess or free play

Orange = Note home

Red = Parent Conference

If the student makes it to Queen Bee then they will be rewarded with a certificate or a prize from the treasure box.





•Students are taught expected behaviors

•Students earn “Caught Ya’ Being Good” tickets when using expected behaviors

•Students turn tickets in and receive a small prize

•Names are drawn out of a ticket box each week and those students whose names are drawn receive the following:                        

oSign a star for the “Wall of Fame”

oPlace their ticket on the Caught Ya Club board

oReceive a Caught Ya Club Member dog tag and a postcard in the mail

•When a whole row on the Caught Ya Club board fills with tickets…all students with tickets in that row get the “Mystery Motivator”!

What is my role as a parent?

Learn the expectations!  Ask your child if he/she has received tickets at the end of the day.  Talk to your child’s teacher about Locke’s Caught Ya Club and your child’s behavior.  Congratulate your child when he/she gets a ticket or if you get a postcard in the mail!  Volunteer to assist us with the program!!

What is meant by schoolwide positive behavior support plan?

Instead of using many different behavioral management plans in each classroom, a consistent system of expectations and rewards for all students within a school is implemented in areas including classroom and non-classroom settings (such as hallways, restrooms).

Why is it so important to focus on teaching positive social behaviors?

In the past, school-wide discipline has focused mainly on reacting to specific student misbehavior by implementing punishment-based strategies including reprimands, loss of privileges, office referrals, suspensions, and expulsions. Research has shown that the implementation of punishment, especially when it is used inconsistently and in the absence of other positive strategies, is ineffective. Introducing, modeling, and reinforcing positive social behavior are important pieces of a student’s educational experience. Teaching behavioral expectations and rewarding students for following them is a much more positive approach than waiting for misbehavior to occur before responding. The purpose of schoolwide PBS is to establish a climate in which appropriate behavior is the norm.

Second- Step: A Violence Prevention Curriculum

This year we will be teaching more positive social behaviors by implementing Second Step: A Violence Prevention Curriculum in all kindergarten through fifth grade classrooms. More information to come!

Positive Behavior System. (n.d.). Mittye P Locke Elementary School. Retrieved September 05, 2011, from