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 safe, respectful and responsible
I will be thankful and curious
I might make mistakes, but tomorrow is a new day
I’ve got this!Mrs. May's classroom management
I use positive reinforcement in the classroom.Individual SystemEach student has a 5 frame card. Students can earn a "golden ticket" once the 5 frame has 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.Whole Class SystemThe class as a whole can also earn a reward. When adults at Whittier notice our good intentions, manners, civility, effort at expected behaviors and kindness- they add a ping pong ball to a celebration jar. Once the jar is full- we vote on a celebration.
- Rules are posted and referred to throughout the year: be safe, 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: verbal redirection (mentioning which rule was broken)
- 2nd infraction: 2 minute time out and discussion about which rule was broken
- 3rd infraction: parent contact- letter home click here