Making Good Choices
To ensure that our classroom community is a fun and respectful place
to learn we will use the Making Good Choices clothes line. Each child
will have a clothespin that he/she will keep on the Good Choices line by
following classroom rules and procedures, as well as the school rules
inside and outside the classroom.
If the child is off task and needs to be reminded of appropriate
behaviour, he/she will receive a verbal warning. The second step is
his/her clothes pin in the reminder bin. The third step is a time out at
recess or at his/her desk. The fourth step is a think note home to be
signed. If the child gets a think note, he/she may also be dealing with
the principal. If your child's clothespin stays on the line, then he/she
gets two stickers for his/her Making Good Choices chart. If he/she gets
a reminder or timeout he/she gets one sticker. This is a personal
reward chart. When his/her chart is full, he/she will get a prize out of
the treasure box of the teacher's choice. Every day his/her clothespin
always starts back on the line because every day is a fresh start.
As a class we also work towards a Making Good Choices goal. On Friday
every student who stays on the line gets to put in Five cubes. If the
student was off the line one day, then he or she only gets to put in two
cubes. Our first goal is 500 cubes. When we reach this goal the
students will get freezies and to go to the Far park. As a classroom
community we will decide what the children would like to work towards
when we reach 600 and 700 cubes. As the year goes on we will make the
number in the jar higher. The class also earns cubes when they: work
quietly, finish work on time, walk to gym or french quietly etc...
As part of the math program we keep track of the cubes on the board to help with place value and our counting skills.