One day you'll see your child come home super happy because they got a positive note. When I catch kids doing great things, I jot a little note complimenting their positive choices. If a note comes home, please praise your child and celebrate their hard work!
Sometimes kids struggle with behavior and that's okay. If students are having a difficult time making good choices, I keep track of their daily behavior and follow up with the consequences below. 1st incident= Student receives a warning 2nd incident= Student fills out "think sheet" and writes an apology letter/ helps tidy the classroom after school. 3rd incident= Student calls home, spends Friday in Fairbanks with the behavior specialist, writes apology letter/ makes it "right"/ cleans classroom after school, and teacher will fill out a school behavior form, kept in student’s school file. *All students start the next day free and clear and ready for a positive day!
Compliment Can and Class Meetings
We also have weekly class meetings as a way of complimenting positive behaviors and working through conflicts. At the beginning of the meeting we read the compliments in our Compliment Can, as well as going around the circle offering a compliment to their neighbor. To help students deal with conflicts in and out of school, they may write their name in the Class Agenda and volunteers will offer them advice on how to solve their problems. Sometimes we even role play situations. No names are ever mentioned, our Class Meeting is a safe space to figure out how to positively work through conflicts that arise in daily life.
To promote positive behaviors throughout the school day students can earn a prize from our modest prize box or special privileges like a positive phone call home or lunch with a teacher. Please let us know if you ever have something small that we could place in the prize box!