Rules and Behavior Plan
1. Always do your best.
2. Follow directions the first time they are given.
3. Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
4. Respect your teacher, your classmates and all classroom materials.
5. Raise your hand and wait for permission to speak.
6. Stay in your seat unless you have permission to do otherwise.
REWARDS AND CONSEQUENCES
In order to have a successful year in first grade it is important that each student exhibits good behavior. I use a balance of rewards and consequences to help my students learn to monitor their own behavior. My goal is to help your child learn to monitor their behavior and follow our school rules in order to stay safe and learn.
Students can earn rewards individually, as a table group, or as a class. Every afternoon I will choose a "Shining Star", this student represents the highest standard of good behavior and will receive a reward that day as well as a star in their behavior log. I will also choose a "Star Table" daily for those groups that are well mannered, kind to their tablemates, and organized with their materials. These students will also receive a reward that day. In addition, students also have the opportunity to earn a sticker for their cubby incentive chart when they are "caught being good".
In regards to consequences, I use a green, blue, yellow, and red "stoplight" to help encourage good behavior. The children all begin the day with their clip on their cubby and are rewarded each day with a green dot circled on their behavior log if their clip isn't moved. Students who receive three or more green dots in a week will go to the treasure box on Friday (the more green dots, the bigger the prize). Students who remain on green for the entire behavior log page (twenty school days) will receive additional rewards, including a picnic lunch with me.
If your child moves his/her clip to green I will speak with them about their behavior (this will serve as their warning). If the behavior persists and the student’s clip is moved to blue, they will lose five minutes of recess and I will circle the blue dot on their behavior log. If the behavior continues, the clip will be moved to yellow, they will lose ten minutes of recess, and I will circle the yellow dot on their behavior log. If the student’s clip is moved to red you will receive a note or phone call. In addition, the student will have no recess as well as silent lunch for one day. Students who receive more than two yellow dots in one week will miss Fun Friday.
When children realize their teachers and parents are communicating daily and working together, behavior issues are normally resolved quickly. I look forward to working with you to make first grade a positive and enjoyable learning experience.
Ms. Jensen's 1st Grade Website
Glynn County School District
Ogelthorpe Point Elementary School
6200 Frederica Road
Saint Simons Island, GA 31522