I firmly believe that the classroom must be disciplined and structured for learning to take place; therefore, I have implemented a Classroom Discipline Plan that gives every student the opportunity to manage his or her own behavior. During the first few weeks of school, I will be focusing on getting the children accustomed to first grade and establishing procedures and routines. I will strive to provide your child with a positive classroom environment where he/she will be encouraged to listen, share, and help others. For this environment to be successful all students must be safe, respectable, and responsible. The following rules are discussed thoroughly in the classroom the first day of school and reviewed quiet often throughout the school year. This practice ensures that my expectations are clearly understood.
Our classroom expectations are simple:
1. Follow directions the first time they are given.
2. Raise hand and wait to be called on to speak or to ask for help.
3. Remain seated unless given permission.
4. Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
5. Do your best!
When a child’s behavior is not as it should be, the policy is as follows:
1. Verbal warning/gentle reminder of correct procedures
2. Change card to yellow – lose 5 minutes of recess
3. Change card to red – lose 10 minutes of recess
4. Change card to blue – lose all of recess
5. Principal’s office – behavior referral
Any child who has to change his or her card to any color will be required to sign a behavior slip. This slip will be sent home for your signature and will need to be returned on the next school day. Each afternoon your child’s Weekly Conduct Report will come home in his or her Boomerang Folder. You will know daily how your child is behaving. Please sign (or initial) the Conduct Report and any behavior slips nightly and return it/them to school EVERYDAY including Mondays. Your child’s weekly conduct grade is derived from this plan. Students will start out with 100 points every six weeks.
Conduct grades will be assessed this way:
Yellow = -1 point
Red = -2 points
Blue = -3 points
Office = -4 points
Total remaining points at the end of the grading period will determine the conduct grade.