Within my classroom we operate under several teaching models, such as teacher directed, whole class instruction and cooperative learning groups. It is imperative for us to work together to reinforce a positive learning environment. The following is a list of expectations and consequences that will be enforced within my classroom.
*Each child is expected to enter the classroom quietly and prepared with the appropriate materials, to begin work.
*Each child is expected to be prepared with the necessary subject materials and assignments, on a daily basis, for all classroom activities.
*Each child is expected to be responsible for their actions of their hands, feet and verbal responses.
*Each child is expected to raise their hand and wait until called upon before offering answers.
*Each child is expected to respect one another and adults at all times.
*When working in cooperative groups, each child is expected to actively contribute to the goals of the group activities.
As a veteran teacher, I am well aware that it is improbable to expect perfect behavior from every student, each waking moment within the classroom. Therefore, the following is a list of consequences to be followed when rule infractions occur.
Depending upon the severity of the action, when a child breaks a rule the first time a warning will be given. If the infraction is severe, such as inappropriate touching, foul, abusive or threatening language, deliberate destruction of school or personal property or the student is found with an object considered to be a weapon, an administrative referral will immediately be made.
If inappropriate behavior continues, an “in class” or “out of class” time out will occur. A student may also lose a group or classroom privilege also.
If a child continues to make inappropriate choices after a “time out” has been served, a note could be written in the child’s agenda book, and/or a phone call home.
When students contribute to the class as positive role models, the following will be rewarded to them as earned. Extended privileges within the classroom or outside the classroom which may include, but not limited to, verbal praise, positive notes home, positive certificates, material rewards, participatory points or “no homework” passes.
Please read and review these classroom policies and procedures with your child and return the below portion within the first week of school.
I have read and reviewed Mr. Barbose's Classroom Policies and Procedures with my child.
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