Discipline Policy

Discipline Policy

Rules and procedures are essential to the development of all students.  The purpose of discipline is training students mentally and socially so they can learn self control and become respectful members of the community.


Preventative

Discipline with love.
Be firm, yet loving
Use a positive approach on instruction concerning their conduct
Be consistent in maintaining firmness.


Classroom Rules

My goal as a teacher is to provide a safe and stimulating learning environment. In order to do this, there is a reliable and consistent discipline system enforced in our classroom. I feel that a good discipline system reinforces positive behaviors and discourages behaviors that are negative to your child and his/her classmates. In our classroom we have the following rules:

Rule #1: We can listen and follow directions.

Rule #2: We can play and work nicely with others.                                     

Rule #3: We can walk and talk softly inside the building.

Rule #4: We can treat property and others with respect


Students will receive the opportunity to practice the following rules during class time. If your child is having difficulty following the rules he/she will be practicing that rule during recess or free time. If your child loses part of their recess multiple times during the week as a result of breaking a classroom rule you will receive a note. This note will explain which rule was broken, and if necessary how it was broken. Please take the time to review the note with your child and return it signed the next day. Parent support is very important to student success! When we work together we can help your child learn to be a positive contributor in the classroom.

Thank you for all of your kindness and continued support!


Classroom Consequences

A clip chart will be use to monitor behavior. Should a student not follow an expectation, the following procedures will be implemented by the student moving a his/her clip.

  1. Green--Excellent- great day
  2. Yellow--Good-Verbal Warning - A verbal warning will usually be given in most circumstances.
  3. Orange--Need Improvement- Several warnings “Safe Seat” - The child will be asked to take a “Safe set (a thinking chair away from the class to refocus and think/write about proper, expected behavior in our classroom).
  4. Red-- -Partnering - The child will be asked to spend time in another classroom buddy room.  Parents will receive the student’s reflection sheet to look over and sign.
  5. /6.Blue— Parent Contact / Principal’s Office –A student will be sent to the office due to consistent misbehavior or a major offense.

    **Please note - ANY STEP may be skipped depending on the

            severity of the undesirable behavior.**

 

If a problem arises that is considered a major infraction such as hurting others with harsh words or their body, the offender will go to a buddy room “safe seat” away from the other children.  The child will then be allowed to re-enter the classroom once he/she has completed a “think sheet” and/or talked to the teacher and when they feel they can behave appropriately.  However, if a child is continually hurting others, parents will be called and a conference will be scheduled.  I will send a child to the office for discipline only if other interventions have failed.

 

 If a problem arises that is more of a disagreement, we will use a wheel of choice poster for the child to choose an appropriate solution.  This could include walking away, telling someone to stop, agreeing to share, counting to 10 to cool off, or using “I” messages to the offender about their feeling.

 

My goal is to redirect as often as possible and allow for logical consequences.  Examples- If you knock someone down, then you need to help them up and make sure they are okay.  Or if you don’t get your work done, then you loose free time.

 

Rewards

Praise (everyday)
Stickers (sticker chart, once chart is filled a class reward given)
Positive notes sent home (randomly)
Free time (occasionally)
Parties (quarterly)