Behavior & Grading Policies
What does behavior management in your class look like?
Establishing good classroom discipline is essential to each child’s success, confidence and well-being. Every child should feel that the classroom environment is safe and secure, free from all threats of physical or emotional harm. In addition, I feel that it is very important that each child learn to develop self-discipline and good work habits, to resolve conflicts peacefully, and to think independently.
The children will learn the purpose of classroom rules and develop the idea that our classroom is a community with the common purpose of learning, growing and becoming a “family.” Through class discussion and rule-making, the children and I will compose a list of what a “Safe and Efficient” classroom looks like, sounds like, and feels like. This is going to be a very important part of building our classroom community. I encourage you to ask your child about these rules and procedures.
In the unlikely event that your child would choose to behave in an inappropriate manner, a set of logical consequences will occur. Examples of logical consequences include time-out away from class for class disruptions or bothering other children, quick conferences with Mr. Staggs, cleaning or repairing damaged property, or written and/or verbal apologies for aggressive behavior, name-calling or ridicule towards other children. This list is not inclusive as any incidence of misbehavior is handled on a case-by-case basis. The idea is for the consequence to be related to the misbehavior and act as a solution or restitution for the problem. If classroom rules are severely or persistently broken, an ABE behavior referral will be logged online and the parents will be contacted. A visit to with the principal or vice-principal is used as a last resort but will be used if your child’s behavior warrants it.
You can reinforce positive behavior at school by complimenting your child on days he/she has good behavior. On those occasions when you notice that your child has not obeyed classroom rules, you can discuss with him/her the reason why and help your child think of ways to prevent the problem from reoccurring. The most important thing is that we are all on the same page.
1. Follow directions
2. Raise your hand for permission to speak
3. Use Activie Listening
4. Keep hands, feet, and other objects to yourself.
5. Do your personal best
Students in second grade will be graded on their class work & assessments to show their academic success throughout the school year.
A= Above Grade Level
B= Below Grade Level
O= On Grade Level
NS= Not Satisfactory