The Fifth Grade teachers have developed a behavior management program that will be used in our classroom to teach and instill responsible behavior. There is a behavior chart in our classroom that is divided into four areas. If a student chooses to make a decision to misbehave, they must write their name in one of these categories on the board: (not following directions, talking/playing, disrespectful, or not prepared). They will receive the following consequences if their name is written on the board.
1st Warning- Student must *5 minutes off Recess write their name on the board.
2nd Warning- Student must *10 minutes off Recess write their name on the board for the second time.
3rd Warning- Student must *15 minutes off Recess write their name on the board *Student must write a letter a third time. home explaining why they chosen to misbehave in class. This note must be signed and returned or the student will lose time off recess the next day!
*If the student is spoken to a fourth time, they will be placed in time- out in another teacher’s classroom for a few minutes. If the student is still unable to control his or her behavior, they will be sent to the office for a time out.
*If the teacher thinks that a student has improved their behavior throughout the school day, their name may be erased from the board at any time.
*I will be signing the bottom of your child’s agenda daily to inform you about your child behavior during the school day. Please review your child’s agenda nightly and sign it. Notes may be written at the bottom of your child’s agenda for you to read and/or respond too.
Traffic Tickets Students know that I not only expect them to behave in my classroom, but in other teachers’ classrooms, as well. If a student chooses to not follow directions in another teacher’s classroom, they will receive a “traffic ticket”. This ticket must be signed and returned to school. If the student does get their ticket signed and returned to school the next day, they will lose 5 minute off Recess.
Traffic tickets are given to students are given to students, to keep parents/guardians and their homeroom teacher informed about not being prepared for class. If a student receives a traffic ticket, the ticket will be stapled into their agenda. The ticket must be signed and returned to school. If a ticket is not signed and returned to school, the student will lose 5 minutes off recess for not returning the ticket. The student will not receive time off recess if they receive a ticket, they will however lose time off recess if a ticket is not signed and returned.
*If a student does not come prepared to class for example- they do not complete their homework, their morning work is not complete, or they leave something such as their math notebook, morning work, homework, etc. in their homeroom class, that student will automatically receive a traffic ticket.
Homework/Morning Work Policy
Every morning your student will receive "Math 4 Today" morning work. It is four math problems that your student must complete. These math problems prepare your student for their weekly "Math 4 Today" Quiz. Your student must complete these problems before coming to class! They have the entire morning to complete them and if they do not complete them before lunch or recess, they must take them to lunch or recess with them to complete them.
*If a student does not understand how to do a math problem before they come to class and they shown their attempted work on their paper, they must write (DK) for "don't know" on that problem. This way, I can see that your student has tried to work out the problem, but does not understand it.
*If any problems are left blank on their "Math 4 Today" without DK or any work shown, they will automatically receive a traffic ticket for not being prepared for class.
*Homework will be assigned nightly. I will never send homework home, that I have not taught your student how to do! So I expect all homework to be completed and turned in on time. However, if your student does not understand how to do something, I would like them to try their best, show their attempted work and then they write DK for "Don't Know" on their homework, just like class work. If homework is not turned in on time, your student will automatically receive a traffic ticket.
Talking/Playing in the Hallway Students will automatically receive five minutes off recess if they choose to talk or play in the hallway.
Receiving Time-Outs After Recess Time During the School Day If a student receives a recess-time out after that school day’s recess time, they will serve that time-out, the next school day.
Indoor Recess *If your student receives time off recess, they will be serving their time out indoors with one of the 5th grade teachers. During this time students will be working on makeup work, missing homework, or reading silently.
*Indoor recess may be also used as a time for making up work students that missed quizzes/tests.