This year, I am changing my behavior plan to get the children moving in the right direction from day one. Appropriate behavior in class empowers students to hear directions, ask questions and craft strategies to successfully complete challenges. Disruptive children derail their own education and severely impact the learning of children who come to school anxious to do their very best. Inappropriate behaviors will simply not be tolerated.
All of the children can easily identify good classroom behavior. They also fully understand what kinds of actions are inappropriate during class. In my classroom, I expect to see students who actively participate in discussion, complete their tasks to the best of their abilities, show kindness towards others and are anxious to help. These students move from task to task smoothly and without disruption. They invest themselves in quality table work, informed conversation and creative thinking. They are well mannered, respect the ideas of others and are interested in learning about their world.
Students who tattle, who cry for no reason, who are off task and talking during instruction are not meeting the expected behaviors of this 3rd grade. Children who are mean, who tease, who whine, who bully other students, who have no manners, who are not honest and are not at all interested in learning or demonstrating what they know are interfering in the learning environment I have set up in Room 10.
Those children will take home a behavior sheet for parent signatures. 2 sheets sent home in one week will result in an immediate Parent Conference. Two Parent Conferences in a month will result in a meeting with Mr. Harp, myself and your child to discuss serious consequences for inappropriate behavior in class or on the playground. Third grade is your child's fourth year in a school setting. If he or she still cannot follow classroom and school rules...she or he does not belong in our classroom at all. The new Common Core State Standards have increased the rigor for our students and there is simply no time for drama and shenanigans.
Please review our behavior code with your child on a frequent basis. firstname.lastname@example.org