I keep seeing everyone's classroom management plans & there are just so many great ideas out there! I've had some questions about mine,so I thought I would share. At my school, we have to follow our school-wide discipline plan, so everything has to follow a green - yellow - orange - red plan. I've been using this for years, and my kids really respond to it.
As you have probably figured out, my classroom is
Each child has a frog with his or her name on it . Naturally, they're green, so everyone starts on green. :)
That morning, during story time, Ferdinand is rolling around on the floor and trying to talk to his friends while they are listening. The teacher warns him and asks him to stop but he just keeps playing. The next thing he knows... POP.!!! He looks down and there's a GIANT yellow freckle on his arm!
This is where I explain to the children that on their first offense, they must put a yellow freckle on their frog, which equals 5 minutes out of recess.
Anyway, the story goes on to tell about Ferdinand pushing, running, and breaking other school & classroom rules. Each time, he hears a POP! and gets another freckle.
Second offense is orange & equals a time out in the classroom and 10 minutes out of recess.
Next is red, which equals a time out in another classroom, a phone call home & NO recess.
For management, every child has a behavior calendar in their homework folder. I use the ones from Anything But Perfect.She has the cutest FREE calendars,like this one!
1 - Not following directions
2- Talking out of turn
3- Not using kind words
4- Not using kind actions
etc.... You get the point :)
The parents initial each night & if there is a problem that needs further explanation, I use the notebook paper in my homework folders for correspondence.
Anyway, that's it!! It sounds or looks complicated, but it's super easy to manage, so I stick with it!
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