Classroom Discipline Plan
the Classroom Discipline Plan that I use every year. This
plan is written out for the parents and they are required to
discuss the plan with their child and sign a form of agreement.
When you create
rules for your classroom, remember two things-- first, limit
your rules to 4 or 5. Second, make sure your rules cover a broad
range. Here are the classroom rules I use in my class.
2. Raise your hand.
3. Remain seated.
4. Respect others.
5. Try your best!
are given consequences when they do not follow the rules.
These are the consequences:
Removal from free time/learning
center time/ story time/ crafts or games and
note/phone call to parent.
There are a few ways
that the students and I monitor their behavior throughout the day.
I will use one method for a month or two (or for a marking period)
and then change to another method. This provides variety for
the students and will keep them motivated and excited throughout
Ice Cream Contest:
(Materials: a hundreds chart, ice cream parts, marker, list of
awards). The purpose of this contest is for the children to build
an ice cream cone by winning points. Create an ice cream cone into
parts using construction paper (1 cone, 2 scoops of ice cream,
chocolate fudge, cherry, and a spoon). Depending on the
points system you would like to use, each part will be labeled for
a certain amount of points. For example, if you want the students
to complete the contest in one month (about 30 days) then
the parts would be labeled:
cone= 5 points
scoop 1= 10 points
scoop 2= 15 points
fudge= 20 points
cherry= 25 points
spoon= 30 points (Winner!)
Post the hundreds
chart on a wall or bulletin board. For every day they
behave, you award the class points (usually 1 or 2 a day).
When they reach 5 points, then the cone is posted on the wall or
board and they get a prize. When they reach ten, you attach
the first scoop of ice cream to the cone, and you continue until
they reach the 30 points. This is the reward system we used when
they reached a new goal:
(cone)= Story of your choice
10 points (scoop #1)=Free time
15 points (scoop #2)= Snack
20 points (fudge)= No Homework!!
25 points (cherry)= Movie
30 points (spoon)= Pizza Party!!!
The kids are
motivated throughout the contest and they learn to work towards
the bigger goal at the end of the contest! You do not have
to use all the parts of the ice cream (I sometimes leave out the
spoon) and the point system changes depending on the class.
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