In order to achieve an environment that is the best for growth both academically and socially I am putting the following discipline plan in place in the classroom.
If a student does not follow our classroom rules the consequences are as follows.
1st Consequence: Verbal warning from the teacher.
2nd Consequence: Child will owe five minutes from activity time in the afternoon.
3rd Consequence: Child will owe ten minutes from activity time in the afternoon.
4th Consequence: Child will owe all of the afternoon activity time. Parents are contacted by phone or email.
5th Consequence: Child will visit the principal and parents will be contacted.
If a child if often reaching the third and fourth consequence the teacher and parents may conference about the behavior.
I reward students with good behavior in a variety of ways:praise, stickers, edible treats, free time, certificates, and hugs.The class is also rewarded for good behavior.Every time the class gets a compliment from another staff person they receive a cupcake on the board.When the class earns 10 cupcakes they will receive a compliment party.
I know that it is very important to recognize those students who are following the daily rules.The children need to know that I appreciate their behavior and how it has a positive effect in the classroom.