Throughout the JCS, we are working to promote positive behaviors in our school. We are striving to reward positive behaviors when they happen. To ensure all students are working towards positive behaviors, each teacher will be using a behavior management system.
Our 3 school norms and phrases we will use when referring to rules and expectations are:
- Be responsible.
- Be respectful.
- Be safe.
Our 6 rules (These are 6 specific rules that students will learn that help to create a responsible, respectful, and safe environment)
- Follow directions quickly and quietly.
- Raise your hand to speak.
- Listen when someone else is speaking.
- Respect others, respect yourself, and respect your school.
- Make your teachers happy.
- Be safe and be honest.
In order to encourage and motivate students we will use 2 management systems:
- Individual - Class Dojo
- Class success - Being a Bucket Filler
We use this app for a variety of tools. The most important is for POSITIVE reinforcement. The app allows us to give (green) positive points instantly when students are demonstrating positive behaviors. It makes an encouraging sound and tracks the points. This app also has the option for points to be taken away. However, we set the red points to 0 and do not take away points that were earned. These will only be given if the child does not improve after 2 reminders and an additional intervention. Parents are able to log in and track their own child’s daily, weekly, and monthly behaviors trends. Following our Back to School Night I will give parents access to Class Dojo. I will also use this website for class reminders and newsletters. The points will be reset daily. There are many ways to earn points throughout the day. For example, students have the opportunity to earn points first thing in the morning just for morning routine (attendance, unpacking, and morning work). Points will be tracked daily and students will have the opportunity to earn "bees" throughout the week as well as prize box opportunities when they reach goals.
Things to Know About Dojo
- 5-8 points represents a good day and should be the daily goal. Exceeding that represents that the students is exceeding expectations!
- Point totals each day will track student "bees". When students fill their bee card, they recieve prize box.
- Track points by logging into student's dojo.
earning a "bee" from other teachers/staff throughout the day earns additional bees on card.
Being a Bucket Filler -“Bucket Filling”system. Bucket filling is an easy-to-understand concept: Everyone carries an invisible bucket that holds our good thoughts and feelings. When our buckets are full, we feel happy and when our buckets are empty, we feel sad. Children quickly understand that they can fill buckets when they do and say things that are kind, considerate, caring, and respectful. They also learn that when they are mean, inconsiderate, uncaring, or disrespectful, they dip into buckets and remove those good feelings. Even the youngest child understands that actions and words can either fill a bucket or dip into it. During the school year we are encouraging, reminding, and recognizing everyone’s efforts to be bucket fillers at home, at school, and everywhere they go. If you would like to learn more about bucket filling, visit the Bucket Fillers website, www.bucketfillers101.com.
Students exhibiting great behavior will be given yellow bee certificates! These certificates can be earned on the bus, in the hallway, and any time during the school day distributed by any staff member. They put their bee in a grade-level bin throughout the week. On Fridays, a bee is pulled randomly for prizes.
Class Lunchroom reward awarded on Fridays based on week's behavior in cafeteria.
Dismissal reward awarded on Friday to the bus line exhibiting appropriate and spectacular behaviors during dismissal in the gym.
If you have any questions about curriculum, grading, or assessments, please contact me. There are also really valuable information on the district website regarding these things. At back to school night, I also went over a daily schedule and the best ways to contact me.If you should have any questions regarding our behavior management system, please do not hesitate to ask.