This Is How We Roll
I want to welcome your child to my Kindergarten class! This is such an exciting time in your child’s life. I will help your child to develop a strong sense of self, to feel worthwhile, capable, and to assist him in becoming a contributing member of a group. In order to guarantee that your child, and all the other children in my classroom, receives the excellent learning climate that they deserve, we will be utilizing the following discipline plan for our classroom.
I believe and expect that all of my students will behave in a manner that is appropriate for a five or six year old child. For example, I expect all of my students to be good listeners, to use an inside voice, and to use their manners. The first time that a poor choice is made, I will give a verbal warning and redirect the behavior. If this does not solve the problem, I will talk to the student to find a solution. If the solution we come up with does not work, a note will be written home and no sticker will be placed in the Reminder Binder. However, I will reward good choices. For example, a fuzzy will be added to the behavior chart each time I catch a child doing something kind or following the rules, especially if the majority of his or her tablemates or classmates are choosing to do otherwise. Depending on how many fuzzies he or she earns will determine the prize your child can pick from the prize box or earn some other award, such as “No Shoes In Class” or “Lunch With the Teacher”. If this system is not effective for your child, you and I will meet and discuss an alternative, such as sitting out at recess or visiting with Mrs. Heers. Please note that serious disruptions could lead to your child being sent directly to the principal’s office.
During the year, I will praise your child with many positive comments concerning appropriate behavior. The true goal is for him or her to feel good about his behaviors and choices. If a note is written home in the Reminder Binder, please discuss with your child how better behaviors and choices can be made while at school. Expectations at home and school are sometimes different because of the number of children we have in our classroom compared to the number of children at home. So please help your child to learn appropriate school behavior by supporting our classroom rules, and me, especially in front of your child, even if you disagree. If at any time you would like to discuss behavior concerns with me, please feel free to contact me, and we will discuss out of the range of students ears. When you and I work together, positive results are achieved!