In order to guarantee your child, and all the students in our classroom, the excellent learning climate they deserve, we are utilizing the following Discipline Plan.
We believe that all students can behave appropriately in the classroom. Activities are planned to allow for active participation. Students are expected to behave in a manner that is appropriate for a five year-old child. The following rules are our classroom rules. They are worded in a manner that is easy for children to understand.
1. We use “I care” language.
2. Hands are for helping, not hurting.
3. We care about each other’s feelings.
4. We are responsible for what we say and do.
5. We listen to each other.
Breaking a Rule:
First Time: The child will receive a reminder of what is expected. Many times the child does not “know” that what they did is wrong or unacceptable at school.
Second Time: The child will loose one of their 5 special pennies. We will send you a note explaining why they lost a penny so you can discuss it at home. Please do not punish your child if they do bring a ”lost penny” note home. You want your child to feel like they can talk with you about it. (If not, they will start hiding notes from you.)
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 behave appropriately because of their inward motivation.
If at any time you would like to discuss behavior concerns, please feel free to contact us. When the teachers and the parents work together, positive results are achieved. Please help your child to learn appropriate school behavior by supporting our attempts to instill positive behavior in your child.
Mrs. Carpenter and Mrs. Caudill