Mrs. Clark’s Classroom Rules
In my classroom, the following rules are expected to be followed by your child (and every child):
1. Follow Mrs. Clark’s directions.
2. Keep your hands to yourself.
3. Treat yourself, Mrs. Clark, and others with respect.
4. Take care of our classroom.
5. Do your best work!
School rule: No teasing or bullying!
Green Light, Yellow Light, Red Light System
In order to reinforce the classroom rules, I have implemented the green light/red light system in the classroom. The colors stand for the following:
Green: Your child is behaving appropriately and following all classroom rules.
Warning: If your child does not follow classroom rules, he or she will be given a verbal warning.
Yellow: If your child continues to behave inappropriately after his or her warning, he or she will earn a yellow apple.
Red: If your child continues to behave inappropriately, even after a warning and a yellow, your child will earn a red. (Note: Your child will earn an automatic red for physically aggressive behavior and/or bullying.)
In order to make sure that you are aware of what is happening in the classroom, I will be recording how well your child behaves in the classroom each day. This information will be kept in your child’s take home notebook, on their behavior sheet. Please make sure to check your child’s behavior sheet and to discuss the sheet with your child everyday. Please also make sure to sign the behavior sheet each day.
Please make sure to praise your child EVERY DAY when they bring a green home. I will make sure to let your child know that they EARN the color that is written on their behavior sheet and I would appreciate if you would also communicate this to your child. If your child does earn a yellow or red, please talk it over with your child and discuss ways in which they can improve their behavior.
*There will never be a question as to why your child received the color they did, I will always write the reason on their behavior sheet.