We all have rights as members of our school community. We also have responsibilities as members of our school community. That means we need to act in appropriate ways to help us be successful at school and we have rules to help guide us. Our classroom rules, and some examples, are below:
What does “Being Respectful” look like?:
Having a winning attitude
Listening carefully to others
Paying attention during class instruction and activities
Using a quiet voice
Telling the truth
Treating others kindly
Listening to others opinions and feelings
Using appropriate and positive language
What does “Being Responsible” look like?:
Doing your best
Using materials appropriately
Following classroom routines
Completing daily work and tasks
Working well with others
Being on time
Filling out you planner (older students)
What does “Being Safe” look like?:
Keeping your hands and feet to yourself
Organizing your materials
Sitting appropriately (example: not rocking back on your chair)
Moving appropriately around the school
(examples: not running or walking backward)
How does the system work? Students can earn tickets for positive behaviors. Each student will have a container “bank” in which they can store their tickets earned during the week. Tickets can then be used to buy items like pencils, erasers, small toys, certificates for free time, certificates for pop or candy, etc..
Students can earn one ticket for each rule per day, which makes a total of three rule tickets.
Throughout the day, students will have the opportunity to earn tickets for positive behaviors. Tickets may also be lost for inappropriate behavior. A verbal warning will be given before each ticket is taken.
At the end of the week, each student will have the opportunity to redeem tickets with the classroom store.
What are the consequences?
When a student’s behavior goes against classroom rules, consequences will include:
1st occurrence: verbal warning
2nd occurrence: lose a ticket for the rule that has been broken
3rd occurrence: call to parent
Repeated occurrences or misbehaviors will have additional consequences, depending on the type and severity of behaviors. Some additional types of consequences may include:
-- recess detention
-- additional ticket fine
-- after-school detention (to be arranged with parents)
-- conference with Principal or Dean of Students
-- loss of privilege(s)
-- action sheet (sheet student completes about their choice of behavior)
-- parent conference