In order for our classroom to be a pleasant and safe environment for every child, I have developed a discipline plan that gives every child the opportunity to develop good self-discipline habits. Your child deserves the most positive educational climate possible for academic growth. Therefore, this plan will be in effect at all times.
Rules and Consequences
Following the rules is extremely important not only for your safety but for your learning as well. At Green Tree, our rules are simply to be Safe, Respectful, and Responsible Students.
We discuss what each of these rules mean and develop a chart together of how we want our classroom to look, sound, and feel.
Our classroom will 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 name on it.
Everyone will start on green at the beginning of each day, and clips can
be moved up and down throughout the day based on behavior.
The Outstanding level is reserved for outstanding behavior. A student
who reaches this level will earn a special note home, and a jewel on his/her
clip. After five jewels, clips will be retired to the Hall of Fame and a new
clip will be given!
Students can move to the Awesome level for continuing to display good
behavior. You should be very proud of your child for reaching this level!
Students will move to the Great Job level for showing that they are
making the right behavior decisions! Ending the day on this level is great!
Every student will start the day on the Ready to Learn level. As the day
goes on, clips can be moved up and down, based on behavior. This level is
is a good one to be on!
A student will be moved to the Think About It level as a warning about
his/her behavior, and a reminder to follow the rules.
Students who continue to display poor behavior can move down to the
Teacher’s Choice level. Here, the teacher can decide what action to
take. Loss of recess will be the most likely choice.
When a student moves to the Contact Home level, the teacher will
notify parents via note or phone call. A visit to the Principal’s office might
also be in order. Students on this level will also lose recess time, etc.
My students clip up when they:
- go the extra mile to help a student in need.
- are the first or second to do what I ask.
- are extra polite and respectful.
- do amazingly good work.
My students clip down when they:
- interrupt me when I'm teaching.
- are disrespectful to another student or adult.
- cannot sit still or purposely keep another student from learning.
- do not behave during lunch time or specials.
The children quickly realize how to behave appropriately in all kinds of situations. To make it to the top of the chart (or beyond) means so much to them because they see how proud I am of them. They are six feet tall when asked to clip up.