We have five rules for our classroom (listed below). These are important to keep our classroom running smoothly and effectively. As I will be teaching your child in our first unit, there are reasons for each rule and it is imperative that all students follow them or face the consequences. At the beginning of the year, I will go over these rules repeatedly and show my students examples and non-examples of what I expect. I also give warnings before there is a consequence. I understand that my students are 7 and 8 years old and with a new teacher. That’s why I make sure that everyone understands classroom rules and procedures.
We will start each day with zero points in Class Dojo. For good and bad behavior, your student will earn points and have points taken away to reflect his/her choices.
When the first incident of misbehavior occurs, I will usually give the student a verbal warning. On the second, I will take a point. We will discuss choices, what could have been done instead of the misbehavior, modeling and role playing. The next incident will require another loss of a point. Each child is different and each misbehavior is as well. Consequences will be decided by the teacher. Consequences include loss of five to ten minutes of recess, time out of an activity in the room, change in seating, role playing, modeling, etc. If another incident occurs after that, a parent notification will occur. I will write a note in the agenda book, email, make a phone call, or schedule a parent conference depending on the severity of the misbehavior.
In my classroom, I reward good behavior as well. Students will also have the opportunity to earn points to show what a terrific day he/she has had. With exceptional behavior your student will earn a bead for his/her brag tag.
1. Follow directions quickly.
2. Raise your hand for permission to speak.
3. Raise your hand for permission to leave your seat.
4. Make smart choices.
5. Keep your dear teacher happy!