I would like to start each day with the Pledge of Allegiance and our classroom pledge:
Today I will...
Choose to be happy
Promise to be brave
Be kind, industrious, respectful and responsible
I will be thankful and curious
I will learn from my mistakes,
knowing that tomorrow is a new day-
I’ve got this!Mrs. May's classroom management
I use positive reinforcement in the classroom.Individual SystemEach student will receive a 5 frame card. When I observe kids demonstrating our rules or initiate random acts of kindness, I hole punch the 5 frame card. Students can earn a "golden ticket" once all 5 sections of the frame have been hole punched. Golden tickets include: wearing pjs to school, bring a stuffed animal to school, using a special pen or pencil etc. for the day. Students receive a new 5 frame card once one is redeemed.Whole Class SystemThe class as a whole can also earn a reward. When adults at Whittier notice our good intentions, manners, civility, expected behaviors and kindness- I will add a ping pong ball to a celebration jar. Once the jar is full- we vote on a celebration. There are 20 ping pong balls.
- Rules are posted and referred to throughout the year: be respectful, be curious, be thankful and be responsible- our classroom will be a safe and happy place to learn when the rules are followed. Detailed or more specific rules will be generated in class and can fall into the catagories mentioned above.
- 1st infraction: visual redirection
- 2nd infraction: visual and/or verbal redirection
- 3rd infraction: parent contact- letter home