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    Mrs. McCollough’s Classroom Behavior

Each student will have a clothespin with his/her name, that is clipped on the "ready to learn" behavior chart each day to begin with.  As the child finishes his/her work quietly,then his/her clothespin gets moved up to the next level. Moving up the clothespin to the highest level a child can get that day encourages the child to be thinking about what he/she can do to make this happen.  I have found that this is encouraging and makes the child want to follow the rules.  Children who get to the very top get extra praise, special stickers, etc.  As long as the child's clothespin has been moved up during the day for making good choices, he/she will receive a happy face on the daily behavior calendar that will be kept inside the back pocket of your child's binder.  Behaviors such as playing around and not doing work, talking at inappropriate times, and being unkind to others are examples of behaviors that lead to a child getting his/her clothespin moved down.  If the child only has to move down one time, he/she has a chance of making better choices and getting the clothespin moved back up - thus the child still receives a happy face for that day. I also have rewards when a child brings things back that were supposed to be signed such as Highlight order forms, progress reports/report cards, as well as other papers on the return side of your child's folder inside the binder. Rewards are given for bringing back a library book when it is due and making 100 on an AR test. (test on library book) As you can see, I am trying to focus more on good behavior, rather than the bad behaviors.

We have one rule.

This rule/word covers everything about behaving appropriately at school.  If we are kind we listen to our teachers and follow directions, we are kind to others by not interrupting, lending a helping hand, not hitting, pushing, etc., we rest quietly, we work hard and do out best always, we follow hallway, bathroom, lunchroom, and playground rules, we keep our work areas neat and clean, and more.  
Consequences: Loss of happy face, time out from play time
Please know that good behavior is very important in today's Kindergarten classrooms because it helps promote a classroom where everyone can learn. :)