How will conflicts between children be handled? What are the classroom rules and management??
♥ ♥ ♥ We are active participants in Ben's Bells Kind Kids.
♥ Our Kind Kid Pledge:
I am a Kind Kid. I pledge to be: Respectful, Responsible, Kind, Cooperative, and Proud. I promise to treat others as I would like to be treated and speak to others as I would like to be spoken to.
♥ ♥ ♥ It is important for children to learn responsibility for their own behavior. Our practices include:
♥ Setting clear limits for positive behaviors.
♥ Redirecting children to an acceptable activity.
♥ Conferencing with child.
♥ Time out.
♥ ♥ ♥ A few positive and simple rules:
♥ Follow directions.
♥ Quiet hands, feet and voices.
♥ Keep your hands and/feet to yourself.
♥ Be safe and nice!
♥ ♥ ♥ I use a proven, effective behavior program that begins with a list of expectations which are generated by and discussed with the children. When a child does something kind, s/he moves up a color on the classroom chart. If a child breaks one of the rules, the child moves down a color. Each child begins the day on Green - Ready to Learn or higher if the child moved up the day before.
Our Behavior Chart:
- Gold ~ Role Model ~ The child did so many kind and wonderful things, s/he is a role model for everyone.
- Purple ~ Outstanding ~ The child did several kind and wonderful things and is an outstanding student.
- Blue ~ Great ~ The child did something particularly kind and is a great kiddo.
- Green ~ Ready to Learn ~ The child had good behavior all day. Everyone starts the day here or above!
- Yellow ~ Needs to Think ~ The child broke a rule and received a warning.
- Orange ~ Needs to Make Better Choices ~ The child broke another rule (or did something fairly serious) and sat out for five minutes of recess.
- Red ~ Needs Time Away ~ The child either had a third incident or committed a serious offense and was sent to the Responsibility Room for 15 minutes.
♥ ♥ ♥ A record is kept of behavior problems and, if necessary, recorded on the report card. Children with consistently good behavior earn "first choice" with various things and are celebrated. Please contact me if a change in your home is upsetting to your child and I will contact you if I see a change in your child's behavior.