Appropriate behavior is necessary so that all students can learn. We will begin our class discipline plan the first day of school. We will go over the plan with the students and it will help if you discuss the plan with your child too. We have a few simple rules in our classes.
We will listen when someone else is talking.
We will follow directions.
We will use good manners.
We will cooperate with others.
We will show respect for others.
Behavior has consequences and rewards. We will use the following system:
Each child will have a pocket containing three cards (or sticks). The colors are green, yellow, and red. (stoplight concept) Every child begins each day with a green card.
green card – The student has followed the rules. Students earn a small treat for a week of green cards. yellow card – A warning has been given, however; the student has continued to break class rules and will spend five minutes in “time out”/walking at recess. red card – The student has continued to misbehave resulting in a loss of recess. The student will walk during recess. several red cards - A conference is needed. Continued red cards will mean the student will need to go to the office and possibly the safe room.
« Treasure Box – Students having green cards all week will get to choose a prize out of the treasure box on Fridays.
« Good Behavior Party – Students having no red cards and three or less yellow cards in a grading period will get to participate in the Good Behavior Party at the end of the nine-weeks grading period.
Beginning the first day of school, your child will color a square in the agenda book that reflects his or her behavior for that day. This would be an excellent time for you to ask your child about their day and have them explain why they got the yellow or red card. Please sign the agenda book nightly and return it to school for us to check. Doing this daily will keep you better informed of your child’s behavior while at school. This is an excellent form of communication between school and home. If you have any questions about the discipline plan feel free to call us. Reward your child’s good behavior and please take away privileges for red cards and multiple yellow ones.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION AND SUPPORT.
First Grade Teachers