Classroom Management

Classroom Management

Establishing good classroom discipline is essential to each child's success, confidence, and well-being.  The classroom environment should be safe and free from all threats of physical and emotional harm.  In addition, it is important that each child learn to develop self-discipline, good work habits, resolve conflicts peacefully, and think independently.  In order for all children in our class to learn, they need expectations to follow.

  1. Follow directions and procedures the 1st time.

  2. Respect others.  Be kind with your words and actions.

  3. Work Quietly.  Do not disturb others who are working.

  4. Be responsible.

  5. Have all materials ready for work. 

  6. Complete all work on time.

  7. Do not interrupt Mrs. Roark with she is working with another student, or talking to an adult, unless you are having  a “B-Emergency” (blood, bathroom, barf.)



Each time a rule is broken the following consequences will occur:                                                     

  • 1st offense—verbal warning -- they will repeat the procedure

  • 2nd offense—misses recess (10 min.) 

  • 3rd offense—misses recess (20 min.)  

  • 4th offense—misses recess (30 min.)  

  • 5th offense -- sent to office (This will depend of severity.  If behavior does not constitute a visit to the office, a conference or phone call to you will take place immediately.  However, another offense or repeated action on another day will require the office.)  


It is equally important to reward students with good behavior in order to draw attention to the correct behavior.  A student will receive a ticket for good behavior.  On Fridays, we will hold a ticket drawing for a treasure box prize.

Name Draw Box:

 The students are also rewarded daily for doing their homework.  During Reading class, each child will take their signed sticky note and write their name on the back.  They will then drop the sticky note into the name draw box.  I will draw up to 4 names daily for a small teasure box prize.


Cone Awards:

4 students will be awarded with honor cones each week.  Throughout the weekdays these students are allowed to do independent work on the carpet areas with special clipboards.  They are also the only students allowed to read, write, or work in our Reading Hut, or jungle chair.


Neighborhood Challenge:

Encouragement is BIG in my classroom!  This award is based on just that.  My room set up is made of neighborhoods, which is groups of 3 to 4 students.  These groups make up their own neighborhood names and create posters to display.  Each group encourage each other to pay the best attention to the lesson, get out materials the quickest, sit up the straightest, work the hardest, etc.  Each time a neighborhood "catches my eye", they receive a sparkle.  The neighborhood that receives 5 sparkles first wins the challenge.  The students in the neighborhood gets to choose who they sit beside at lunch, and they also get computer time when they are finished with independent work.