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Classroom Rules and Behavior Plan



Clip Chart Behavior Management System


      This year we will be using a colored “clip chart” to monitor student’s behavior and classroom choices.  I think it will be very effective in helping students learn to make good behavior choices at school.  Your child will have a clip that he/she will physically move down the chart should any negative behaviors be repeated after a warning is given. 

     Every child starts every day on the green “Ready to Learn” section of the chart.  If he/she is showing good behavior he/she will remain on green throughout the day.  Students being disruptive in class, not completing work, being unkind to classmates, disrespectful to adults, or any other unacceptable school behavior will “clip down” the chart.  I like this system because if a student starts off with a rough morning, he/she can improve his/her behavior during the day and clip back up.

     Your child will keep a weekly behavior chart in his/her “Take-Home” Folder in order for you to see what color he/she ends each day on.  Please make sure this chart stays in your child’s folder, you initial it every Friday, and send it back to school on Monday.  This is how I know you saw it.

Rewards for Good Behavior

  • Students who stay on green all week will visit the treasure box on Friday.
  • Every student will be given a punch card on the first day of school.  “Punches” will be given for students exhibiting positive behaviors such as being kind, being helpful, making good choices, etc…
  • When a student fills up his/her punch card, he/she will choose a reward from our classroom coupon binder and a new punch card will be given.
  • Class Reward Jar

Consequences for Poor Behavior

  • If a child has to move his/her clip to yellow, he/she will have the opportunity to move his/her clip back to green.
  • If a child has to move his/her clip to red, he/she will not have an opportunity to move off of red and his/her parents will be contacted.
  • Negative behaviors will also result in the loss of Class Dojo points, the opportunity to visit the weekly prize box, and/or the loss of privileges such as recess, assemblies, field trips, etc... 

Classroom Rules

  1. Listen when others are talking.
  2. Follow directions.
  3. Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
  4. Work quietly and do not disturb others.
  5. Show respect for school and personal property.
  6. Work and play in a safe manner.


     ClassDojo is an easy way for you and I to communicate about your child’s progress in first grade.  It allows me to send you instant messages, share photos, and announce any important dates that may be coming up.  You also are encouraged to use ClassDojo to communicate with me as to how your child is doing at home. Please make sure to follow the directions I have provided and sign-up as soon as possible.