Classroom Discipline Policy
During the first week of school, all students will be engaged in activities to learn and review the meaning of several character traits including responsibility, cooperation, perseverance, self-discipline, and acceptance. From these discussions, a list of “Rules to Live By” will be developed as a class. These character traits and rules will be posted in the classroom. All students will be expected to follow the rules.
If a student is not making positive choices, the following procedures will be followed:
1. Warning—We all have “bad” days. The student will receive a reminder to please make positive choices.
2. One Check – The second time a student requires a reminder to make positive choices, they will discuss this with Mrs. Wright and will receive one check. If the student makes positive choices for the remainder of the day, they start over with no checks the following day.
3. Two Checks – The third time a student requires a reminder to make positive choices, they will discuss this with Mrs. Wright and receive an additional check. The student will be assigned lunch detention in the classroom and he/she will write a letter to their parents in which they will explain their choices and how they will make better choices in the future. The parents will sign and return the letter to school on the following school day.
Rewards and Motivation:
Students will be recognized for making positive choices. If a student successfully achieves the list below over the course of five school days, they will have the privilege of selecting a “prize” from the Treasure Chest. Items in the Treasure Chest will vary and may include, candy bars, stickers, pencils, school supply items, homework passes, etc…..
*complete all homework for the given week (unless a homework pass was used).
*get agenda signed at least four out of five nights.
*receive no more than one check. Behavior incidents that happen outside of the classroom will be taken into consideration as well.