Kindergarten Behavior Management
The behavior management program that our
class will be implementing this year is called a “Stoplight” system of
Assertive Discipline. Each child will have sticks that represent
different lights. They will also be given 1 warning sticks to use prior
to light changes to remember verbal warnings. If the behavior warrants,
a light may change. At the end of the day the students with:
Green –Behavior is good, all rules are being followed and student’s listening skills are exceptional. Student is allowed all classroom privileges and rewards.
is in violation of one of the class or school rule, and has not changed
his/her actions after being given 2 verbal warnings. This serves as a
visual warning and will result in a 10 minute loss of center time. Light
Chart in folder must be initialed.
continues to violate rules after verbal and visual warnings have been
given. Consequence: one day sitting away from group during seat work
time and complete loss of recess / center. Light chart needs parent
Lights Out - Student continues to
violate rules after time out, or a serious infraction of rules has
occurred (fighting, continuous bullying, endangering oneself or others
etc). At this point, the student will be on a “lights out” and a parent
will be notified. All classroom privileges will be lost until the
student demonstrates the ability to control his/her behavior. They will
also visit the principal.
The positive is always stressed.
We will be incorporating The Six Pillars of Good Character into our
program (trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and
citizenship) Students will be trained on each pillar and reminded of
these Good Character Traits daily. Students will also be monitoring
their own behavior and will be given verbal praise, privileges and
rewards for good behavior. Each day, students who remain on green will
be rewarded with a treasure chest visit on day 10. Parents will also be
able to monitor their child’s behavior. Each day, children will have a
colored light within their classroom folder on a calendar to help chart
each month. We will also keep communication open by providing you with
an explanation to any light changes. Please remember to check your
child’s folder daily and to return it to school. We will also use this
folder to provide any and all important newsletters, notes etc.
Thank you for your cooperation.
The Kindergarten Team