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Classroom Rules and Behavior Management System

Don't Monkey Around!!!!

Kindergarten is a time when foundations are built that prepares students for continuous learning experiences.  It is my goal that the studetns learn all the skills necessary to be successful in the many years that follow.  I strive each day to make our classroom and school a sare and enjoyable learning environment where everyone can learn.  Therefore, I have developed a behavior system to help each child remember and follow our rules.

We have spent and will continue to spend much time discussing and practicing rules and procedures to ensure that everyone knows what is expected.   We talk about how important it is NOT to "Monkey Around in School" so that we can learn each day. 

  • 3 Bananas- Everyone starts the day with 3 bananas in their monkey pocket.  If no rules are broken and no misbehavior occurs, your child will keep all 3 bananas.  Two verbal warnings will be given before I pull a banana, unless the child has hurt another student (hit, kicked, spit, etc.).  If your child continues to misbehave and not follow the rules, then we will continue to pull bananas.
If your child keeps all three bananas for the day, they will receive a small treat for their GREAT behavior that day (sticker, candy, etc.).  If they have 1 banana pulled they will lose 5 minutes of recess.  If they lose 2 bananas, they will will lose 10 minutes of recess.  And, if they lose all 3 bananas for the day, they will lose all of their recess time.  There will also be a note sent to parents explaining what they did to lose their bananas if they lose 2 or 3 bananas on any given day.  Other consequences may be enforced depending of the offense.  Every student is different and responds to different consequences.
 
If you receive a note, please discuss this note with your child and let him/her know how important it is to behave at school.  Also, you will need to sign the note and send it back to school the next day.  This lets me know that you did receive it and discussed it with your child.  

Students who keep all their "bananas" for the week will get to go to our class treasure box and choose a special treat because they didn't "Monkey Around!" in school.  
 
Thank you in advance for your support.  Creating an environment where students can learn includes managing behavior.  I hope to do this in a positive manner, but must also deal with inappropriate behavior so it does not detract from learning!

Mrs. Wiseman