Kindergarten Behavior Plan
We are SMART Eagles!
S.M.A.R.T. expectations are expected in all areas of the school for all grade levels. We will practice what each looks like, feels like, and sounds like for all areas of the school. (PE, cafeteria, restrooms, playground…..) Students that demonstrate knowledge of and practice these expectations can receive an eagle feather. Teachers will circle the letter of the expectation that they were exhibiting and will write the student’s name on the feather. The feathers will be posted on our FNE Eagle in the cafeteria for everyone to see. Students that have feathers on the Eagle will be randomly selected to have their name celebrated on broadcast.
Our Classroom Procedures
Procedures are our everyday routines and expectations. We have many procedures in place for Kindergarten. These are the things that after practice should be routine behaviors. (IE. when a pencil is dull, put it in the dull pencil cup)
We want to be kind to one another and always try our hardest in everything we do this year in Kindergarten. In addition to our classroom procedures, the students and teacher will form a social contract with one another later this week. These are our classroom expectations that we all agree will help everyone in our class feel welcomed and safe. After we have created them, they will be posted in the classroom and also on the class website. The social contract will be the foundation for managing behavior in the classroom.
We truly believe that each and every child is unique! Everyone has his or her own set of abilities and needs. Because every student is so different, our behavior plan is individualized. We recognize that we all make mistakes. When children make mistakes in following the classroom expectations, we will ask the following four questions designed to help students self monitor their own behavior. They will always be the same questions, they are posted on the wall and will be taught directly to the kids. 1. “What are you doing?” 2. “Is that what you are supposed to be doing?” 3.”Were you doing it?” 4. “What are you going to do about it?” If I do not get an appropriate answer, I will say, “you may either answer the question or you are choosing the consequence.” If the answer is still not appropriate I will say, “I see by choosing(inappropriate action), you are choosing(consequence.)” The consequence will be determined according to the behavior. I’ll also help the children solve the problems caused by their mistakes through the use of “logical consequences.” Logical consequences are not punishments. They are ways to help children see the effects of their actions, repair the situation, and learn to do better next time.
In some instances logical consequences are not appropriate. In the event that a child chooses to violate the Student Code of Conduct as outlined in the Round Rock Independent School District’s Elementary Student-Parent Handbook, the student will be sent to the office with a discipline referral.
Communication of Behavior
Home folders, e-mail, phone calls and conferences will be the best way to communicate behavior. Thank you for your support this year! I hope to help the children become responsible students who are self-managers of their behavior. We will work hard learning how to be good friends to one another, inside of the classroom and out.