Mrs. Kettmann's Behavior Policy
To promote academic and social growth for students, a system of positive discipline will be used in the classroom at all times. Behavior expectations and consequences need to be clearly understood by students, parents, and teachers.
The method of discipline used is fair, firm, and consistent, non-emotional, productive, and provides a high level of school-home communication. Logical and natural consequences are used when disciplining a child.
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ALL students are expected to follow the Shirakawa School rules of being a SHARK.
Able to solve problems
Respectful & Responsible
Expectations are clearly and consistently modeled and reinforced in the classroom. If a student does not follow one of the school rules he/she will be prompted to “refocus”. The child will then complete a refocus ticket to reflect on his/her actions.
# of Tickets Consequence
2 Teacher’s Choice
3 Parent Contact
Tickets will be sent home the day they are completed. Please take time to discuss the incident with your child and sign the bottom of the ticket. The ultimate goal is for your child to understand their action and know how to solve the problem differently should the same situation present itself. I want your child to know that we are all working together. You will see a notification on Class Dojo when your child receives a refocus ticket.
This year we will be working on class-building activities. My goal is for all of my students to feel confident, successful, and comfortable in a supportive learning environment. The whole class will work together to fill a jar with class gems. Every time the class receives a compliment or works together as a collective group, a handful of gems will be put into the jar. When the jar is full the class will have a party.
Students will be working in teams throughout the school year, learning how to work cooperatively, make plans, and problem solve. Each team will work to earn team points. Buckets will be filled when their team is working together and including everyone. At the end of the week the winning team will receive $5 Dojo Dollars.
Students will also be recognized for individual behavior. When the student is caught being a SHARK, they will move their clip on the behavior chart. They will receive Class Dojo points and in return will earn class cash to be used towards purchasing items from the class store.