In order to have an environment in which all children have the opportunity to learn and grow, it is necessary to implement an effective discipline plan. We will focus on “Character Counts” in which the six pillars of character are introduced, modeled, and reinforced throughout the year with lessons and activities. The pillars include trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship. Classroom rules will be displayed in our classroom all year. We will discuss and encourage good choices. First grade is a time for learning academically and socially. Behavior will be looked at as a choice and part of the learning process, which we will also implement Classroom DOJO.
Our School Agreement
Our #1 Job: We Help Each Other Succeed.
We Communicate YOU Matter.
We Honor the Absent.
We See the Problem, We Fix the Problem.Our Class Mission Statement
We will be Legendary by being SPOT ON!
Classroom Dojo is a web-based behavior management system that will be used in class to track classroom behavior.
Additional Resources are available by visiting our school website at: https://www.dvusd.org/Domain/23
Or the district website at:
SPOT ON! Character School-Wide Incentive Program
We are excited about catching students and staff members who are SPOT ON with good character!
SPOT ON! Characteristics include being: Safe, Punctual, Optimistic, Team Players, Open-Minded, and Noble.
Students will be awarded a SPOT ON character ticket from a Legend Springs staff member if they demonstrate good character and go "above and beyond" in one of these areas. Each student who receives a SPOT ON ticket will be entered into our weekly character drawing. One child at every grade level will be chosen as our SPOT ON student for the week. Their name will be read on Friday through morning announcements or during Flagpole Fridays. Character prizes will be awarded to our weekly student character winners and our monthly character winners will enjoy lunch with our Principal, Mrs. Minor.
Want to recognize your child’s teacher or staff member that supports your child? Visit the following link to issue a SPOT ON Legend Springs Staff member award:Please click on the words Top 20 to get more information about this program.Please click on Be Kind and learn about the be kind people project.
Recipe for a Successful Year
Start with a smiling teacher. Add a classroom full of children. Sprinkle with respect and understanding. Add a generous amount of praise, a bucket full of love and just the right amount of discipline. Mix well and allow to simmer for 180 school days. Garnish generously with good parent-teacher communication.
The parent – teacher communication is a crucial part of this recipe and we look forward to working very closely with you this year. We will keep you informed of your child’s progress in our class and welcome you to contact us if you have any questions. There will be a monthly behavior calendar inside the nightly homework folder, on which will be recorded daily, so that there will be no surprises at the end of the month. This will give you a meaningful opportunity to provide your child with immediate praise for a job well done that day on making good choices or an opportunity for you to talk with your child about making better choices. If at any time a student exhibits extreme misbehavior, he/she may immediately receive a written warning, lunch detention, be removed from the classroom or be sent to the Principal’s Office. In such a case, the consequence will be dependent upon the misbehavior, and the regular sequence of consequences will not be implemented and may be reflected on the quarterly report card.
Rewards in the classroom include daily opportunities for positive reinforcement, such as: praise, stickers, high-fives, table points, line points, treasure box, etc. to encourage teamwork among students.