Newton D. Baker August 2014
Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year. I am looking forward to a very productive and exciting year in Classroom 228. My particular style of teaching is based on three things: setting high expectations for EVERY student, showing respect for all students and expecting respect in return, and last, but certainly not least, parental involvement. It is my belief that when parents and teachers work together a student can accomplish anything.
In order to create a positive learning environment, I have developed a classroom discipline plan with specific expectations for all students. Everyone in the classroom will work together as a team to achieve our learning goals with few interruptions. The plan below outlines the classroom rules, positive rewards, and consequences for appropriate and inappropriate behavior. Keep in mind the students will create their own classroom expectations on the first week of school.
My classroom expectations:
Treat others as you would like to be treated.
Expect the best.
Ask before acting.
Walk at all times.
Offer to help.
Remember the signals. (quiet, question, bathroom, water, etc.)
Keep hands and feet to yourself.
If a student chooses to ignore an expectation:
- First Consequence: Verbal warning.
- Second Consequence: Changing Seats
- Third Consequence: Student loses privilege (such as: sitting with group, recess, etc.)
- Fourth Consequence: Think Sheet in the Cool down area
- Fifth Consequence: Phone Call Home
- Sixth Consequence: Right of Removal/Office visit (if student chooses to fight or break multiple rules)
To encourage students, I will recognize appropriate behavior with individual, group, and class rewards. Individual students will be praised for their good behavior and will be rewarded with positive notes, stickers, or special privileges. On a weekly basis, groups may earn points towards a special group reward. Also, the entire class may earn parties for certain achievements as a class.
Your support of this plan is essential; I will be contacting you as a result of both positive and negative behaviors. Starting next Monday, I will be sending a weekly homework packet which will be due by Friday. I look forward to working with your child and your family throughout the school year. My door is always open to you: please do not hesitate to contact me for any reason. It’s going to be a great year!
Newton D. Baker: #216-252-2131 • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org •