Behavior Management

I value every opportunity that I get to develop a classroom community of learners.  By doing so, the learning environment is better, students learn conflict resolution skills, how to take responsibility for their actions, how to be kind and caring citizens, and to enjoy coming to school.

This page consists of a few of the activities that I do throughout the year and some of the management systems that I will set in place.  I will blog more thoroughly throughout the year about these activities.

I WILL ALWAYS:

  1. BE PREPARED WITH MY MATERIALS
  2. FOLLOW DIRECTIONS
  3. KEEP MY HANDS, FEET, AND OBJECTS TO MYSELF
  4. USE MATERIALS AS TAUGHT AND INTENDED

“Ready to Learn” Superhero Behavior Chart:

Student planners’ will indicate your child’s behavior for the day.  If a student violates a classroom rule after a verbal warning, they will be asked to place a numbered magnet under the violated rule.  If your child goes above expectations, they will get a Wow and you will know about that too.  Students will start everyday fresh and I will always encourage positive behavior!

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  • Behavior System:
    • INDIVIDUAL: Students may flip a card individually if they break one of the four rules.  Thay may also earn a WOW card for exceptional work or behavior. This is written down in their agenda for you each night
    • SMALL GROUP: Students will earn Table Points when they collaborate well and follow the directions with their tablemates.  One table will be the winner each week. The winning table will get privileges around the classroom for a week.
    • WHOLE GROUP:
      • Beat the Teacher – if the students follow/meet ALL of the CHAMPS expectations for each content area, they earn a counter on the 10-frame. If they don’t, then the teacher earns the counter. At the end of the day, if the students have more counters, they “Beat the Teacher” and vice versa. On Friday, if the students beat me more, they get the following.  If I beat them, then I do the following.
        • Pick their own table seat
        • Pick their own carpet seat
        • Pick their own seat in lunch
        • Line up in any order (non-number order)
        • Fun Friday / Choice Time / Playground on Thursday OR Friday
      • Bucket Filler Super Hero Puzzle

CHAMPS:

CLASS 2 superman puzzle

Calm Down Corner:

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Students that get out of the “Just Right Zone” will be asked if they want to take some time to calm down in the Calm Down Corner.  It is not a punishment corner.  When a child needs time to regroup and use their calming strategies, this is the place to do it.  This is a welcoming area with character building books, inspirational quotes, a mirror, a lamp, strategy posters, stress balls, and stuffed animals.  When students are calm and ready, they are welcomed back to the learning environment.

 

Bucket Fillers and Dippers:

This best-selling, 32-page picture book has become a basic teaching tool that encourages positive behavior as children see how very easy and rewarding it is to express kindness, appreciation, and love on a daily basis.

Buy NowAs the pages turn, children learn the meaning of the terms, bucket filling and bucket dipping and discover that when they fill someone’s bucket, they fill their own. This popular book’s call to action is: Why not decide to be a bucket filler today and every day?

I encourage students to be bucket fillers by performing random acts of kindness or giving genuine compliments.  When a child is the recipient, they can acknowledge the act by adding it to the chart below.  Once the chart is filled, we’ll have a mini celebration by reading the acts aloud and allowing the giver to take it home!

CLASS E

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