Citizenship Expectations

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Citizenship Expectations

As a teacher, my role is to teach your student(s). I LOVE that role. I want our classroom to be a place of learning, and I strive to make sure all students in my classroom have an opportunity to learn. In order to create a classroom environment conducive to learning, it is imperative that our classroom management program is in place and supported by parents at home. 

Our classroom rules are as follows:

1. Listen and follow directions

2. Use hand signals and stay on task

3. Keep your hands, feet and objects to yourself

4. Respect your classmates, school, and teacher

Each and every time a classroom rule is broken, a consequence is given. Our classroom consequences are as follows:

1. Redirect (a verbal warning)

2. Side Line (break in a specific area in classroom)

3. Think Time (break in another classroom and self reflection)

4. Letter Home (letter home to parent that must be signed and returned)

The first thing I want you to know is that a redirect is not a bad thing. In this class, a redirect acts as the first warning. For example , if your student is talking when I’m teaching, I will give them a redirect instead of giving them a reminder to stop. I find that by doing this behavior starts to change immediately, because they know I will be consistent the first time and every time. In order to build and maintain trust with all students, I will be as consistent as possible. 

I also want you to know that behavior is learned and can be changed. Children’s brains are so moldable. I expect all students to adhere to our classroom rules and rise to meet our classroom expectations. It is imperative that these rules are followed so I can preserve a positive classroom environment and give all students access to learning. 

If you have any questions or would like more details, I’m happy to send you my student presentation I will be using to teach students or answer any questions you may have. 



****It is important to note that all Redirects, Sidelines, Reflection Breaks, etc. will be recorded.  In addition, some behaviors may warrant immediate referral to the office.