Ms. Taylor’s Rules and Expectations for
I like to be very specific with my classroom expectations. Please keep in mind that we have been practicing the four simple expectations and will continue to do so on a daily basis. My goal is to have a pleasant, safe, respectful, enthusiastic, and constructive learning environment.
My basic expectations are as follows:
1. Follow directions the first time given.
2. Make smart choices.
3. Treat yourself and others with love and respect.
4. Keep your dear teacher happy.
I am hoping to spend very little time on behavior problems. Clearly, there will be lots of reminders and encouragement in the beginning, and if there is a problem I will contact you either by phone, email, planner, or writing. I like to call my initial approach for the year, reset and reenter.....allowing a child a minute to step back, take a deep breath, reevaluate choices, and return themselves to the group at that point. Once a child has reset, it is a fresh start. If a problem persists, then there will be consequences of walking during recess with me while their peers will be playing. The number of laps will depend on the severity of the day. I will also notify you. I am also very open to anything that you may do specifically with your child. If this proves to be ineffective, then I do have a plan B at which time I will notify you. We will also use the clothespin system where a child can advance or decline on a scale based on behavior and choices...so let’s think positive! Children will also receive stamps, stickers, small edible treats (1 skittle) for immediate positive reinforcement.
Together, we can make this a very exciting and successful year. My
goal is to prepare them to be the best first grader that they can
possibly be and with practice and support from home, that is
attainable for all students. Let’s have an awesome year.