It is the beginning of a new school year and a new classroom. This also means a new set of expectations for the students. The following is my Incentive Plan for the classroom.
First and foremost, all students are subject to the district discipline code while they are in the building. If you do not have a copy of the discipline code, please contact the main office and we will see that you receive a copy.
On the first day of school, the class discussed the learning environment, and how we could be more productive in this environment and an enjoyable class to be in. The class came up with this list of guidelines to help us be the best learners we can be:
Be kind to others
Try your best
Be a problem solver
Along with classroom procedures, these are the guidelines we will be following in the classroom.
This year, along with the rest of the district, Carlson will use the PBIS program. This program focuses on expected behaviors. Along with this program is a reward system for displaying expected behaviors. Students can be awarded stickers before lunch and at the end of the day to put on their sticker charts. Their chart can then be spent on various rewards such as fun school supplies, stickers, and fidget toys.
If a student is not following our classroom norms, we have a four-step process. First, I ask that students fix the behavior. If they do, there are no other consequences. If they are unable to do that, they may be asked to take a break and put their head down. If they do not follow up on their plan, step three is a loss of privileges (such as recess time). If an issue continues beyond that, parents will be notified and a conference will be set up.
With these guidelines, I feel every student in the classroom will be able to put forth his or her best effort. If you have any questions about the program, or wish to conference about your child, feel free to contact me by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. The school phone number is 815-654-4955, and I can be reached after 2:25 PM.