Would you like to hear about our classroom behavior management system? Each student has a pocket on the wall labeled with his or her number. Everyone starts the day with a green card. The kids all know that Green = Go, Good, and Great. Their cards stay green as long as their behavior is mostly on target.
If behavior is off-target in some way, students receive a warning card, which is yellow. They all know that Yellow = Caution, Be Careful, Stop & Think. The yellow card stays in their pocket until behavior is back on target. In the (thankfully) rare cases that the concerning behavior continues, or worsens, a student might receive a red card. Red cards are each equal to 5 minutes of lost Fun Friday Free Time. Fun Friday is a 25-minute reward at the end of each week. Parents are welcome to request any red cards their child has received at any point in the year, as I date and label each of them.
In the unfortunate event someone loses all 25 minutes of Fun Friday Free Time, they will receive the dreaded blue card, which goes home for parent signatures. I am hoping blue cards are not necessary this year. Your kids have the hang of the system, ask them (or me!) if you have questions…
I suggest creating a Homework Center basket containing supplies your child may need to finish assignments. Falmouth Homework Guidelines state that homework should last about 45-60 minutes, including 20 minutes of reading time and 5 minutes of math fact practice. Drop me a note if homework becomes an issue in some way. We’ll figure it out together.
The Mullen-Hall carnival is this Saturday from 11-4!