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:
Speak at an appropriate voice level
Try your best
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 “Bee Bucks” for good behavior. These Bucks can be spent on various rewards such as fun school supplies, raffles, and privileges such as activities with a staff member. The class can as a whole can earn “Golden Paws,” and whole class rewards will be given each time we earn 10 Paws.
If a student is having a conflict with another student that is not an immediate threat, I ask that they fill out a Complaint Form that I have available in the room. He or she is asked to write about who the problem is with, what the problem is, what they have done to try and remedy the situation, and what outcome they expect. This gives me some information before I attempt to mediate the situation.
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 make a plan for how they can get back on track. 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. You can also sign up for the Remind app at the following address:https://www.remind.com/join/4aegkh