Since school can have a lifelong effect on the way students think, the creation of a positive emotional environment is essential. I believe children have greater respect for their teachers, peers, and classroom lessons when they feel safe and sure of what is expected of them. In setting fair and consistent rules initially and showing the importance of everything we do in the classroom, I show students respect for their presence, their time, and their work. In turn, they learn to respect themselves, others, and their classroom environment, and come to learn that they have a choice to work hard and have a pleasant experience at school.
C. Classroom tasks will be completed to the best of my ability.
H. Hands, feet, and all other objects will be kept to myself.
O. Others and their property will be respected at all times.
I. I will listen and follow directions.
C. Choose to stay on task and work quietly.
E. Entering and exiting the classroom will be done quietly.
CONSEQUENCES: If a student chooses to break the classroom rules, they will lose a Dojo point. A specified number of Dojo points is required to participate on reward days. Dojo points are given for positive behavior. Should your child continue to break the classroom/school rules, they may have to call home, you may be asked to schedule an appointment with the teacher, or they may be sent to the office for further discipline.