Classroom Management Plan -- "COOL CATS"

"Wildcat Way"

C=Cooperate!

A=Have a Good Attitude!

T=Try your best!

S=Be Safe!  

At Leicester Elementary, we encourage all students to act in the "Wildcat Way," our school-wide positive behavior system.

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Students will be evaluated on their own behavior at the end of each day, in the areas of C-A-T-S.

I feel it is important for children to take responsibility for their actions and consider ways to improve.


Listed below are the rules in each area:

COOPERATION:

Follow directions the first time given.

Listen to others when they are talking.

 

Take responsibility for your actions.

Be kind and respectful to others (share, be helpful).

Be polite and use good manners.

Appreciate individual differences.

Take care of your things and things in our classroom. 


ATTITUDE:

Be positive (Be kind, have fun, no whining!).

Be honest.


TRY YOUR BEST:

Participate in all class activities.

Do your best work.


SAFETY:

 

No violence (words, hitting, pushing, etc.).

Keep hands and feet to yourself.

Follow all school rules.


First graders are still learning expectations for behavior, so minor behavior issues are sure to occur. I will not contact you with every little problem. I believe students will generally try their best to follow school and classroom rules and routines and meet expectations and most minor infractions will work themselves out. If there is a problem that persists or if a major incident occurs, I will contact you via note, email, or phone call. Parents should discuss ways to improve behavior with their child.

Consequences for breaking rules will be natural consequences. For example, if a student is being disruptive (talking, playing, not listening) during group time, he/she will be moved away from the group to sit by him/herself. If a student throws food at lunch, he/she will clean it up and sit by him/herself. For more severe behavior problems, such as hitting, pushing, etc., a visit to the principal and/or a phone call home may occur. 

I feel that children should do what they are told to do, have good manners, and be respectful because that is the right thing to do. However, students will be given tokens when they are "caught being good" and serving as good examples for others. Accumulation of tokens will result in such rewards as: stickers, prizes from the Treasure Box, small candy treats, and/or extra time in choice activities.  Whole class rewards will be given when we receive compliments from others about our behavior (example: another teacher comments on our class walking quietly in the hallway). When we get 10 compliments, we will have a special whole-class reward.

If you have any questions or concerns about your child's behavior, please call me after school (683-2341) between 2:45-3:30, email me, or set up a conference time. Please make it a habit to talk to your child about his/her day and his/her behavior. Most of the time, children can remember what happened and discuss ideas for improvement.