• Discipline

    I will be utilizing a dog-themed clip chart behavior system to help students monitor their behavior within the classroom.  Students can move up or down as needed.  They are rewarded for good behavior as well as encouraged to self-monitor poor behavior choices.  Each day students begin on purple, “Best in show.”  When a student makes a poor behavior choice, he/she will move the clip down.  Students have the opportunity to move the clip back up throughout the day for good behavior choices. 

    Purple:                  Best in show!

    Green:                  Ready to learn!

    Orange:                Barking up the wrong tree!

    Yellow:                  Dropping the ball!

    (Reflect on what you are doing wrong.

    May include time out in another classroom, loss of recess or center time.)

    Red:                      In the dog house! 

                                 (Reflection time in another classroom or the office.

    Email or call home to parent.  May include an office referral.)

    My goal is to provide students with opportunities necessary to make the most of their day at school.  We will achieve this by working together to ensure an environment conducive to learning.  Should your child struggle with following the rules on a regular basis, this will be communicated to you either through email, a note home (to be signed and returned) or a telephone call.  In extreme circumstances, an office referral will be given and you will be contacted.

    We will have 4 rules for the year.  Students will show accountability for their actions within the classroom by following these rules.  Please review these rules with your child by asking them to provide you with an example of what the following rules look like within the classroom.

    1.    Be respectful.

    2.    Be responsible.

    3.    Be safe.

    4.    Be the best student you can be!

    Remember your child will be keeping track of how they are following the rules on their responsibility chart.  Again, check with your child EVERYDAY to see what color light they had.  This will provide you with an idea on how their day at school was.  We will work hard in class to learn how to follow the rules and your support from home makes all the difference!  The part each of us plays in making our classroom a safe and happy place is crucial.  Thank you in advance for your support:)