Classroom Community

Our class rules are....

Be Respectful
Be Responsbile
Be Safe
Be Kind
Always Do Your Best!
    We will be having class meetings to work together to solve problems, discuss issues that arise, and talk about ideas to make our classroom even better.
    Our Clip It! Behavior Chart
    Our classroom will also use a clip chart to monitor behavior. A clip chart is a great tool that allows students to be rewarded for positive behavior, while discouraging negative behavior. Each student has a clothespin, or clip, with his or her number on it. Everyone will start the day on green, and clips can be moved up and down throughout the day based on behavior. Each student's ending color of the day will be recorded on a calendar kept in their homework folder, so that parents can check to see what color their student ended on. Students will earn points to "buy" rewards based on the level they are on at the end of each day.

    Every student starts the day on green "ready to learn". Ending the day on green is a good one to be on! Students can move up to blue "good choices" for showing that they are making the right behavior decisions. Ending the day on this level is great! Students can also move up to purple "great job" for continuing to display good behavior. You should be very proud of your child if they reach this level! The Super Student level (pink) is reserved for outstanding behavior. A student who reaches this level has shown exceptional leadership and modeled excellent behavior for their classmates.

    Students may also move down from green to yellow (think about it). This level is a warning about inappropriate behavior, and is a reminder to follow the rules. Students who continue to display poor behavior can move down to the orange level (teacher's choice). At this level, the teacher will decide which action to take, possibly including loss of recess time or free time. Finally, when a student moves to the red level (parent contact), the teacher will notify parents of the inappropriate behavior via note, email, or phone call. A visit to the principal's office may also be in order. 

    Detention:  If a student's inappropriate behavior continues, he/she may be given an afterschool detention. Detentions may also be given for bus behavior, chronic late homework, or excessive tardies.  Detention is served on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays from 3:05-3:30 p.m.

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