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Ms.

Kanters

Management Plan
I truly believe that behavior management is critical in creating the learning environment
necessary for students to succeed. Therefore, my classroom has multiple sources of
positive reinforcement to hold the student accountable for their behavior and promote good
choices. In addition, these methods reward positive behavior both individually and as a class.

Classroom Management Plan:


Class Reward System:
As a class, the scholars in Room 110 will work together to earn class stars, which will earn
them a whole class reward. Examples of whole class rewards may be popsicles at the end of
the day, a surprise guest reader, bring your favorite stuffed animal to school for a day etc.
As a class, the scholars will select and vote on a prize that they are working towards as a
team. The students will select and vote on the reward to increase class-wide buy in
towards to system. The teacher will use her discretion if student-selected reward is not
reasonable. Class points will be posted on the whiteboard for the class to see.
In order to receive this class wide reward, the scholars will need to earn class stars. The
number of stars needed to earn the reward will increase as the year progresses in order to
continue holding students to a high level of behavior expectations.

How will the class earn class stars?


The class will earn class stars when the entire class chooses to make smart choices. Stars
will be rewarded for perfect procedures, good behavior at MAPS classes, during the Daily 5
etc.
Some examples of behaviors that will earn stars:

When a procedure is performed perfectly.

When the entire class is sitting in SMART position.

When the entire class behaves correctly during the Daily Five so a maximum amount
of learning can occur.

Good report from a MAPS teacher.

When every scholar is working hard and doing their work during independent or
guided practice.

Group Management Plan:

Another way for students to be rewarded for making good choices is through group (team)
points. The class will be divided into teams that will be named after colleges. The teams will
have many opportunities throughout the week to earn group points that will be posted on the
white board. Group points will be rewarded to teams where each student on the team is
making smart choices (behaviorally and academically). The team points will be represented
with tally marks on the front board. Every Friday, we will count the tally marks as a class
(reinforcing math objectives of counting by five!) The team with the most tally points on
Friday will be rewarded by going into Ms. Kanters Magic Pencil Box. Each student will be
able to choose one prize from the pencil box (patterned pencils, erasers, stickers etc.)

How will teams earn points?


Some examples of behaviors that will earn team points:

When each member of a team completes a procedure perfectly.

The fastest team to be ready during a transition or procedure.

If every member of a team is working hard during independent or guided practice.

When team members support each other using encouraging words.

Quietest team during a group activity.

Daily perfect attendance

Individual Management Plan:


In our classroom, scholars are responsible for the good (or bad) choices that they make.
They will be held accountable for these decisions, as they are choosing their actions. Each
scholar will have a symbol with their name on it. Every scholars symbol will begin the
morning on Perfect Day Purple which is equivalent to an A in behavior for the day. It is
expected that each student has the goal to end every day on Perfect Day Purple.
If a scholar chooses to break a class rule or disrupt class learning time, they will first
receive one verbal warning. This verbal warning is the scholars last opportunity to make a
good choice in order to stay on Perfect Day Purple. The teacher will put a check next to
this scholars name on her clipboard, in order to remember that this verbal warning has been
given. Any Scholar who earns Perfect Day Purple for an entire week will receive a Fun
Friday treat on Friday (ie: piece of candy at end of the day, allowed to take shoes off for
afternoon, certificate to take home etc.)
If the scholar chooses to break another class rule or disrupt class learning time, they will
receive another warning and move their own symbol to Good Day Green. Ending the day on
Good Day Green is equivalent to earning a B in behavior for the day.
If the scholar chooses to break another class rule, they will be asked to move their symbol
from Good Day Green to Watch out Yellow. Ending the day on Watch out Yellow is
equivalent to earning a C in behavior for the day. When a scholar ends their day on Watch

out Yellow they will receive a think sheet to reflect on their behaviors. Students will
bring the think sheet home to be signed by a guardian and returned the next day.
If the scholar chooses to break another class rule, they will move their symbol from Watch
out Yellow to Rethink your day Red. When a student moves their symbol to Rethink your
Day Red, their behavior grade equivalent for the day will be a D or F. Furthermore,
when they move their symbol to this level, they will be asked to go to the reflection desk
where they will fill out a paper showing (or writing) their poor choice, and showing (or
writing) the better choice they will take next time (Think Sheet). During MAPS class, the
teacher will meet with this scholar to discuss the poor choice the student made, and how
they will work to make a better choice next time. Any student who receives a Rethink your
Day Red as their behavior grade for the day will receive a phone call home. Students on
Red will take also take their Think Sheet home to be signed and returned the next day.
**Physical violence, stealing, and serious repeated offenses will result in an automatic
Rethink Red and may be taken to the office depending on severity of offense.

Color

Grade

Purple

Perfect Day! Any student who


receives purples all week will be
rewarded with a Fun Friday treat.

Green

Warning received, good day.

Yellow

Student received 2 warnings and


still did not correct behavior. The
student will receive a note home
explaining behavior that must
return the following day signed.

Red

D, F

Student received 3 warnings and


did not correct their behavior.
Student will visit reflection desk
to complete a worksheet. He or
she will discuss the worksheet
with teacher during MAPS class.
The student will receive a phone
call home.

Severe Cases (Repteated


offenses, physical fight)

Student will visit the office (may


receive detention etc.) and will
receive a phone call home.

Calendar:
Students daily behavior will be communicated to parents via a behavior calendar that will be
sent home daily. THIS CALENDAR MUST BE SIGNED AND RETURNED DAILY. The
calendar will be sent home in the childs communication folder and will serve as another
method for parent/teacher communication. This is how student behavior will be
communicated to guardians on a daily basis. The teacher will also keep track of daily
behavior in her grade book.

Good Behavior Tickets:


In addition to the individual behavior system listed above, I will also use a Caught being
Smart Tickets, to students who make smart choices. These tickets will be passed out to
students who perform a procedure perfectly, are working hard, or who follow directions the
first time they are given. During dismissal each day, students will have a chance to write
their name on the back of any tickets they received for the day. Once in line, I will collect
these tickets from students and pull one ticket out of the bag (raffle style). The student
whose ticket was selected at random will win a treat for the day (eraser, mechanical pencil,
etc.)

Procedures:
Morning Procedure: Students will enter the classroom one at a time. They will go straight
to their seat silently and begin the daily journal posted on the whiteboard. I will call
students in groups to put their backpack and jacket away in lockers in groups determined by
where their locker is. Each locker will hold four students belongings. These students have
been given an unpacking letter. I will call students to unpack according to these letters.
When students are called they will put their belongings away and bring their homework
folder to their desk. Students will silently work on journal until all students have unpacked
and the classroom timer rings.
Lining Up: Students will stand in two lines (1 boy, 1 girl) in alphabetical order. Each student
will have a post-it on the floor for the first few weeks to indicate where they stand in line.
The teacher will call students by number (ie: 1-5 line up, 6-10 line up). If a student speaks
while in line, they will be asked to sit back down. Students keep their hands, feet, and
mouths to themselves while in line.
Bathroom: As determined by School Director: 2 boys and 2 girls will use the bathroom at a
time. Students waiting in the hallway will read Reading A-Z book while waiting for their turn.
As one student exits the bathroom, the next student in line can enter the bathroom. If
students are talking in the hallway, they will move a clip in the classroom. You can still help
your brain grow during bathroom breaks .
Moving from Desk to Rug: Students are divided into four teams as mentioned earlier. I will
select the team sitting the nicest (SMART position, silent mouths) to silently stand first.
The student at the far left side of the room will lead his or her team silently to the rug and
sit in their team line. Each group will follow these same directions.

Moving from Rug to Desk: One team will be selected to silently stand. The team will stand
on their rug and walk in reverse order back to their seats (Far Right leading with the rest
of the team following.
Dismissal: Students will take out homework folders and remove behavior calendars.
Students will also take out reading flashcards and silently (or quietly with table buddy)
review high frequency flashcards or other dismissal work while the teacher comes around to
each student and signs his or her behavior calendar including any notes to parents. While
teacher is signing calendars, she will call students by pack-up letter (see unpacking
procedure) to bring folder to locker and pack up, bringing all things back to their desk
(backpack and jacket on back of chair) and continue with flashcards until class is called to
line up.
Pencils: If a pencil breaks or is missing, students will put one thumb in the air to indicate to
teacher that they need a new pencil. If time is appropriate, teacher will nod to student and
the student will place the broken pencil in the out bin, and take a new pencil from the in
bin.
Band-Aids: Students only need a band-aid if they see blood. If blood is seen, student
should put three fingers in the air and teacher will bring student a band-aid as soon as
possible.
Tissues: If a student needs a tissue, they will put their pinky finger in the air. If the time
is appropriate, the teacher will nod to the student, who may get up and get a tissue. Tissues
will need to wait during Daily Five.
Bathroom Emergencies: Teacher will explicitly explain the difference between an
emergency and being able to wait to use the bathroom. If student is about to have an
emergency, they will cross their fingers and hold their hand up. Student will then take the
class hall pass and quickly use the bathroom.

Class Rules:
1.) Be peaceful

Use body, words and objects peacefully.

2.) Follow directions the first time.


3.) Be an active listener.
4.) Be respectful of your classmates, classroom, and teacher.
* These rules will be presented by the teacher and strongly enforced. In addition, scholars
will create a community contract where students will have the chance to work together to
create additional rules, and re-work the class rules into their own words.