Mrs. Meek's Kindergarten Behavior Plan
Appropriate behavior is necessary so that all students can learn. Even in Kindergarten, children need to learn the importance of accepting responsibility for their actions. We will begin our class discipline plan the first day of school. I 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 class:
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 stoplight system to track students' behavior:
Each child will have a pocket containing three cards. The colors are green, yellow, and red. Every child begins each day with a green card. If a child breaks a rule, he/she is first given a verbal reminder about the correct way to behave. Our goal is for everyone to keep thier card on green during the day.
- green card – The student has followed the rules. Students earn a treat for a week of all green cards.
- yellow card – A verbal warning has been given; however, the student has continued to break class rules and will spend five minutes walking at recess to think about thier actions and a better way to behave. Students may work extra hard and earn their green card back.
- red card – The student has continued to misbehave and will spend ten minutes walking at recess. If a child consistently has to move his/her card to red, a parent conference will be needed. I may ask a principal to become involved as we work together as a team in the discipline process.
- purple card - The student has went above and beyond with great behavior/attitude and has earned an extra card for the day along with a special treat.
- Treasure Box – Students having green/purple cards all week will get to choose a prize out of the treasure box on Fridays!!!
At the end of each day, your child will color a circle in his/her agenda book corresponding to their light for that day. A circle colored green means that the child stayed on green for the day. If the child is on yellow, the circle will be colored yellow, etc. This would be an excellent time for you to ask your child about their day and have them explain why they got the purple, yellow or red card. Please initial the agenda book nightly and return it to school in your child's backpack for us to check. Doing this daily will keep you better informed of your child’s behavior while at school. Students will earn a small treat on Fridays for having their agenda book initialed each night. I ask that you leave all of the pages intact in the agenda all year as students will get prizes at random times throughout the year as well. This is an excellent form of communication between school and home. If you have any questions about the discipline plan feel free to call me.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION AND SUPPORT!