Classroom Management Policies and Procedures
Our Goal is for our classrooms to be fun, safe, and productive learning environments. In order to reach this goal during the first week of school we teach our Classroom Medicine Wheel of Be Respectful, Be Safe, Be Responsible, and Have Fun. In addition, we also go over our Token Economy system with the students. The system has two parts which are described below.
In our classrooms we use Values of Money printed on colored cards.
- Each student will begin the day with a Gold card $5 bill, Green $3 bill, Yellow $2 bill, and a Red bill in their behavior board pocket. Students will need to show EXCEPTIONAL behavior to keep all bills in their behavior board pocket. Students can earn upwards of $25 a week to be used for field trips, classroom auctions, and classroom store purchases.
- Each student may receive a warning for an inappropriate behavior; each misbehavior afterwards will result in the student loosing an amount of money.
- If a student loses all of his/her money for the day and is on the (Red) card, he/she may lose a privilege such as Recess, Friday Social Exchange, or extra Gym time.
- If a student continues to make inappropriate behavior choices and loses his/her (Red) card he/she will be asked to leave the classroom. The student will complete a reflection sheet and may receive a conduct referral. Please keep in mind if this becomes a pattern we will be contacting you via email or phone.
Students will be awarded the money they have earned at the end of each week. Please keep in mind, students are not paid for the days they are absent during the week. At this time, students may also receive additional bonuses for excellent behavior choices, classroom job pay, or fines for misbehaviors that have occurred during the week. Students will also pay rent and utility fees during this time.
A total Class Cash Count will be recorded. Once the class reaches a predetermined amount, we will celebrate with a class reward party. Other reward and Field Trips like swimming and Dairy Queen will cost a small fee to attend. Students who make positive behavior choices will have no difficulty paying for these field trips out of their classroom earnings. However, if a student, as a result of continued poor behavior choices or missing assignments, does not have enough funds to pay for a field trip, they may be unable to participate.