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Classroom Management

Classroom Expectations:

  1. Follow directions quickly.
  2. Raise hand for permission to speak.
  3. Raise hand for permission to get up.
  4. Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
  5. Respect others and your environment.

School-Wide Expectations:

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All students are expected to follow the above rules within and outside of the classroom. All students are also expected to follow established classrom procedures, such as the procedures for using the restroom or lining up. The rules and procedures help us maintain a safe, productive learning environment.

I use the "card system" in my room. In this system, each student has a set of cards. All students start the day with a green card, which indicates that they are off to a great start. When a student breaks a rule, the student will be asked to model the appropriate behavior and remove a card from his/her stack. Students will have a chance to earn their cards back if they decide to make better choices. At the end of each day, students will record in their planners the color that they ended on. The next morning, students begin back on green.

Minor Misbehavior

A student chooses to break a rule, including minor defiance, minor disrespectfulness, and minor disruptions.

Consequence

  • First offense: verbal warning and reminder of the rule. The student stays on the green card.
  • Second offense: student moves to the yellow card. The student will be asked to model the correct behavior. This is a warning.
  • Third offense: Student moves to the orange card. The student will be asked to model the correct behavior and take some think time to plan how to fix the behavior. The student will complete a Stop and Think sheet that must be signed by a parent and returned.
  • Fourth offense: Student moves to the blue card. The student will be asked to model the correct behavior and take some think time in another classroom to plan how to fix the behavior. I will call home regarding the behavior.

3 Stop and Think sheets = Family Conference

Major Misbehavior

A student shows major disrespect, defiance, or disruptions, including fighting (using hands, feet, or physical objects to harm another student), destroying property, profanity, and other severe behaviors.

 

Consequences

Students who display major misbehaviors will be written up using a school referral. The student will be asked to identify the misbehavior and to explain the effects of the misbehavior. The student will also be asked to demonstrate the proper behavior. A school referral can result in a phone call home, a conference with the teacher, principal, and/or vice principal, out-of-school suspension, a loss of privileges, or other consequences.

 

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