Behavioral Expectations


Classroom Discipline/Rewards

believe in using positive reinforcement to promote good behavior.  In my classroom I use a “Clip Up” behavior management system.  This systems allows students to move up the behavior spectrum throughout the day.

Outstanding- student made a good choice

Great Job- student made a good choice

Good Day- student made a good choice

Ready to Learn- all students begin each day here

Think About It- teacher’s warning and/or redirection; an email to
                         parents may be needed 
based on the incident

If students “Clip Up, even once, throughout the day, they are allowed to put a star on their stamp chart.  Once they have received 20 stars they are allowed to choose a prize from our prize box.  

I also do a whole class reward system.  When I see the WHOLE class working together or showing good behavior in some way I reward them with a large paperclip that we hang from our classroom clothesline.  When the paperclips touch the floor we have a student-selected party to celebrate their good behavior.

Finally, our specials teachers are always looking to give my students compliments.  Once students have spelled out the word, COMPLIMENT, a small token of appreciation is shown.