Behavior Policy

Behavior Policy


Dear Parents,

          I am delighted that your child is in my class this year!  I look forward to many exciting and rewarding experiences as the year progresses.


Explanation of Discipline Plan

          It is my belief that the parents and/or guardians are the first teachers and the home is the first classroom.  Professional educators build on what a child brings to school.  For that reason, each success and every concern should be shared by the teacher and parent whenever possible.


          Below, I have outlined my classroom expectations that will be in effect for the duration of the year.  In order to maintain a positive learning environment, I have developed some expectations and consequences to provide structure.


          Your child will have a portfolio in ClassDojo, which I will use to communicate easily with you.  Please check ClassDojo every day for announcements, your child’s citizenship grade, and homework assignments.  Your child will have 100 points for citizenship at the beginning of every six weeks.  Whenever an expectation is broken after a verbal warning is given, a  'Dojo Point' will be subtracted.


Classroom Expectations

·        Listen and follow directions

·        Respect others and property

·        Be prepared

·        Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself

·        Accept responsibility


Rewards for expected classroom behavior

·        Verbal praise

·        Free time

·        Homework passes

·        Notes sent home



·        Verbal warning

·        1st violation – lose 5 minutes of recess

·        2nd violation – lose 10 minutes of recess

·        3rd violation – lose 15 minutes of recess and point off in ClassDojo

·        4th violation – visit to the Principal’s office



·        In extreme behavior situations or repeated offenses the student will be sent directly to an administrator.

·        No daily homework results in the loss of recess and a message through ClassDojo .

·        Marks in PE will also result in the loss of recess and a message through ClassDojo.