Mrs. Lee’s Classroom Behavior Plan
Positive student behavior is one of the most important components of a classroom environment in which children learn essential basic skills needed for a successful school career and life. Students who are able to manage their behavior not only contribute to their own wealth of knowledge, but also to those of their peers. I encourage positive behavior management by recognizing those students who are able to abide by the rules of the classroom. This recognition comes in many forms, which include hugs, cheers, thank yous, stickers, etc. Students will have ample time to learn, practice, and implement the rules of our classroom. They will clearly understand my high expectations for their behavior and learning. You will be informed each day of your child's behavior choices, so that you may praise your child for a job well done, or encourage your child to make better choices the following day. You should check and initial the behavior calendar in the back pocket of your child’s red folder every day. A sad face will indicate inappropriate behavior along with a comment. If the date is empty, this will indicate that your child was well behaved for the day.
Each student will start the day with a smiley face card. If the rule is broken your child will be given a verbal warning. After two warnings your child will be asked to turn their card (smiley face) to a sad face. The next broken rule will result in signing the sad book. Please understand that your child will be given a chance to correct his/her behavior, and if he/she signs the sad book it is simply because the choice was made not to follow our rule.
We have one rule:
This rule/word covers everything about behaving appropriately at school. If we are kind we listen to our teachers and follow directions, we are kind to others by not interrupting, lending a helping hand, not hitting, pushing, etc., we rest quietly, we work hard and do out best always, we follow hallway, bathroom, lunchroom, and playground rules, we keep our work areas neat and clean, and more. It isn't necessary for you to read all of this to your child, but brief discussions about the rules may help him/her understand that you also expect him/her to make good choices. Ask him/her, "How can you show kindness?, How will Mrs. Lee know you are a good listener?" Please remember this plan will be most effective with your support. If you have questions or concerns, please contact me. Try not to question my judgment in front of your child. This will confuse your child. I am here for you in any way.
*If a child turns their card during the day he/she will be asked to miss 5 minutes of their free play time.
*If a child signs the sad book he/she will miss 10 minutes of free play time.
*If a child pulls a stick he/she will be asked to miss half of their free play time. A note sent home may result if a child moves a stick.
*If a child pulls 2 stick or more in one day he/she will be asked to miss all of their free play time. A note may be sent home if a child pulls more than 1 stick.
*If a child pulls more than 2 sticks he/she will visit the principal.
Severe behavior may result in skipping all of the steps above and he/she may be sent to the principal. In all cases, the teacher will make the final decision when giving punishment.
*If a child moves sticks after free play, sitting out during free play will occur the next school day.