Behavior Expectations and Consequences


Positive behavior is a necessary part of the learning environment.  In our class, the main focus is on respect and responsibility.   We take a great deal of time at the beginning of the year to discuss what these words mean to us as members of our classroom and school community.  In order to function smoothly, we need to establish rules that we all agree to follow.  We will discuss this as a class during the first week of school and on a continuing basis as needed.  We are each responsible for our own choices, and making positive choices will be stressed.  Since we will all make mistakes now and then, we will try to see our mistakes as opportunities for positive change.

Glen Arden participates in the Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support (PBIS) Program.  There are four guiding PBIS principles:  being Respectful, Accountable, Mindful, and Safe. 

Across third grade, students keep a weekly self-monitoring sheet.  They receive tally marks for exemplary behavior and for following classroom rules.  At the end of each day, if a student has all 0 tallies, they get 0 points.  If they have 1-5 tallies, they get one point.  If they get 6 or more tallies, get two points.  Students can therefore earn up to 10 points per week that can be used to "purchase" a variety of privileges.  


RAM Star Pledge 


Today I am a RAM Star!

I pledge to be respectful of myself and others.

I pledge to be accountable for my actions.

I pledge to be mindful of others and be responsible.

I pledge to work and play safely.

I am a RAM Star…even when no one is watching.