Classroom Discipline Plan

    We are delighted that your child is in our class this year!
    We can all look forward to many exciting and rewarding experiences as the year progresses. We firmly believe that life-long success depends on self-discipline, so we have developed a classroom discipline plan that affords every learner the opportunity to manage his/her own behavior. Your child deserves the most positive educational environment possible for academic growth. Therefore, this plan will be in effect at all times.

    School Rules for Good Behavior

    P – Prepare for Success

          Listen and be ready to learn. Take care of materials. Follow directions.

    A – Act Respectfully

           Be quiet when others are talking. Raise your hand and wait to speak.

    W – Work Together

            Use good manners. Be kind to your friends and adults.

    S – Stay Safe

           Keep your hands, feet and objects to self. Stay in your seat, until you are given

           permission to move somewhere else.

    Positive reinforcement will be given for good self-discipline in the form of hugs, smiles, verbal praise, rewards, and privileges.

    Consequences for breaking rules will result in verbal redirection and warning. Verbal warnings are based on a three ‘strike’ system (like in baseball). Kindergarteners also need a visual reminder, so if a child gets a third strike (warning), he/she will move his/her clip from the happy face to the warning face. If a child continues to make poor choices he/she will have a time-out in the room and move the clip to the ‘please try harder’ face. If misbehavior continues the consequences will be:

    • Loss of privileges

    • Call to parents or a note home

    Children who demonstrate a random act of kindness, or exceptionally good behavior, can move their clip to the “Good as Gold” face and receive a special treat. Children who have to move their clip down can move it back up for improved behavior.

    Consistent misbehavior will result in a brief removal from the classroom to either another class or the office. A parent/teacher conference may be requested.

    Severe disruptions of any kind will result in an office referral.