Sorrick school rules are to BE SAFE, BE RESPECTFUL, and BE READY TO LEARN.
All students have moments that is worth highlighting whether it be academic achievement, effort, or kindness. Giving student's affirmation promotes positivity and helps them to shine and thrive. Throughout the day, I encourage and praise the students for their positive behavior in the classroom as well as in the hallway or other classrooms.
In my classroom I use a clip chart to monitor behavior.
Each day all the children will start with their clip on green, (ready to learn). During the day the students can move their clip up or down on the chart based on their behavior. If the student is kind, helpful and shows that they are working hard and following directions, I would have them clip up. If a student makes a poor choice, they would move their clip down the chart. If the student makes a poor choice this is a way for me to communicate with the student what the expectations are in our classroom, and a time for the student to think about making a better choice. The students are able to move up or down the chart throughout the day. The use of this behavior chart gives the student responsibility where they want their clip to be during the day.
Another way that we encourage positive behavior is by giving students Cougar Paws. Your child is able to earn Cougar Paws throughout the day when the classroom teacher or other teachers in the school notice that the student is following Sorrick rules. Your child will save the tickets that they earned and then will be able to purchase items from the school store which happens once a month.
Students will clip up when they:
-they follow directions quickly
-give their very best effort during a lesson
- are polite and respectful.
Students will clip down when they:
-interrupt the classroom when I am teaching.
-are disrespectful to another student
-refuse to do their work