The ways we live and work together in our classroom are expectations based on the following:
1. We help each other.
2. We respect ourselves, others, and their things.
3. We keep a safe classroom.
4. We follow directions cheerfully and quickly.
In your child’s folder you will find a progress stamp or sticker in the following columns to indicate how their day was, which coincides with our traffic light management plan. If they were in green for the whole day their stamp or sticker will be in the first column, which means they made smart decisions. If they moved their name to yellow, which means minor disruptions, their stamp or sticker will be in the middle column. The final column is for poor choices. This means you should look for an additional “red note” in your child’s folder with more details of the action/behavior.
Students receive their “color” at the end of the day as a result of their clothespin on our traffic light. The traffic light hangs in the back of the room and each student has their own clothespin that hangs on the green at the beginning of each day. This signifies the opportunity for a wonderful day full of good choices. When a student continues to be disruptive after several warnings they are responsible for moving their clothespin to yellow. This is a warning to slow down and think about their actions. If the student demonstrates a change in behavior they are able to move back to green. Attitudes can always become positive and second chances are in abundance! One mistake does not mean that the rest of the day has to be “yellow.”
In the event that a student is mean and/or unsafe, they will be moved to “red.” In this case they are not able to move back to green until the following morning. This is a serious action and is not taken lightly. I will sit down with the student to make a “success plan.” We will work together to determine why the action/behavior occurred and how to keep it from happening again. Then you will need to sign the plan and return it to school the following morning.
Please take a moment to review these expectations with your child and return the attached agreement. Thank you for your support.