We are off to an exciting start in Fourth Grade. In an effort to give every child a chance to succeed we are implementing the following discipline plan for our class. This plan will allow each student the opportunity to manage his or her own behavior. Your child will know at all times what the consequences of his or her behavior will be. All children deserve the most positive educational climate possible for academic growth. Therefore, this plan will be in effect at all times. The following classroom rules have been created by the students in our class.
Listen when others are talking
Follow the teacher’s directions.
Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
Work quietly and do not disturb others.
Work and play in a safe manner.
To encourage students to follow the rules, I will reinforce appropriate behavior with positive praise and/or tangible rewards (certificates, free time, etc.)
In my classroom we will be utilizing the ClassDoJo app to keep track of rewards/misbehaviors. The DoJo points are accumulated and then weekly recorded in a reward notebook. When they get to 100 points they can turn them in for rewards such as extra free time, extra computer time, a reward from the book box, teacher helper, etc.
If they choose to break one of the class rules they will initially be warned to fix their behavior or a point will be taken away. They will lose points for poor choices/behavior, but they can also add points for good choices/behavior and good decision making. You will get a call from your child if the behavior is out of control, or they have lost all of their points for the day. They may also get to call you if they have done something extraordinary that is worth bragging about!!!
All of the students in my class will be informed at the very beginning of the year of what I expect of them and the discipline procedures will be practiced from day one. I would appreciate if you would review the plan with your child. Please feel free to contact me at any time with questions or concerns.