Thursday, September 5, 2013

Class Rules

In our classroom we have 5 rules. The rules come from Whole Brain Teaching (  Each day we will recite our rules using hand gestures. To keep us motivated to follow our rules we will play a little game named smiles and frowns. We have a scoreboard in our classroom and when the class is working together to follow the rules they will earn smiles and when they are not following the rules they will earn frowns. Each time we get a smile we let out a mighty O- Yeah! When we get frowns we groan. Our goal is to have more smiles at the end of the day.

Rule 1 - Follow directions quickly

Rule 2 - Raise your hand for permission to speak

Rule 3 - Raise your hand for permission to leave your seat

Rule 4 - Make smart choices

Rule 5 - Keep your dear teacher happy

We monitor our individual behaviors on a clip chart. Each day we begin on ready to learn. We move up and down the chart based on the choices that we make. When a students ends the day on red (outstanding), they get a sticker on their clip and they get a My Teacher is Proud of Me bracelet to wear home. Once a student gets 10 stickers on their clip they take it home and get a new one. When a student ends the day on pink (parent contact) they will have a note in their folder.

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