Dear First Grade Parents,
In order to guarantee your child and all students in my classroom the excellent learning environment they each deserve, I will utilize the following Discipline Plan this school year.
First and foremost, I believe all my students can behave appropriately at school. Activities are planned to allow for active participation.
Character Qualities & Expectations of a 1st Grader
In 1st Grade we are continuing the journey to success by building on the
7 “Respect Characteristics” listed below. If your child is having difficulty with a character quality, the specific letter will be written in the daily box.
R Responsible - be on time with self, supplies, classwork and homework.
E Engaged - listen, follow directions and stay on task.
S Supportive – works cooperatively in groups.
P Perseverance – putting forth your best effort in all areas.
E Empathy – Shows kindness towards others.
C Courteous - Talks at appropriate times and shows respect to peers and adults
T Trustworthy – shows integrity through honesty and making positive choices in the classroom and our school.
If a student chooses to break a rule:
Each student has a clothespin attached to our character qualities with their number on it. In the event that they choose to not follow our rules, they will have to move their own clip to the appropriate character quality which they are working on.
1st Consequence: Warning – 2 reminders will be given to correct the behavior.
2nd Consequence: Move clip to character quality in which they need to imporve – miss 5 minutes of recess
3rd Consequence: Move clip to character quality in which they need to imporve – miss 10 minutes of recess
4th Consequence: Sign the conduct book – 15 minutes of walking at recess; note or phone call to parents
*Depending on the misbehavior of the student, consequences may vary as I deem appropriate. I use “logical cause and effect consequences” for most behaviors. Ex: If you knock someone down you need to help them up, ask if they are okay, apologize and then walk them to the nurse if it is needed.
SEVERE BEHAVIOR WILL GO IMMEDIATELY TO THE OFFICE.
Students with AMAZING behavior: Can move their clip UP the behavior stick to the STAR!!!!! These children will receive a special star sticker in their behavior chart. During the year the children will receive many positive comments about appropriate behavior. The true goal is for the children to feel good about their behavior and to choose to behave because of their internal motivation. I want you to know that I am working in your child’s best interests! I want all my students to have a healthy, productive learning environment here at Bear Creek. I will thus be in close contact with you regarding your child’s social progress in my class.