We will work to be our best every single day!
Our school rules apply in our classroom- be safe, be respectful, be
responsible. I have added one more important rule... have a
It feels good to follow classroom rules! If
Mrs. Bainbridge sees you going above and beyond the classroom rules
to make positive choices, you will get to move up on our clip chart!
You might also get a special reward like a
Chief Ticket, pinch of Nerds candy, or special award at our
classroom awards every Friday!
Not only do you have a chance to earn a special "thank you" from
Mrs. Bainbridge, but the group you sit with can earn something
special too! On Friday afternoons, we will have "free choice"
time in our classroom. During the week, your group will earn
free choice minutes for working quietly and making good choices!
But... if your group begins making poor choices, you will also lose
Classroom Clip Chart
We will be using a clip chart to monitor our choices
in our classroom. The clip chart is divided into 7 colored
sections and each day you will start out on green, in the middle.
Good choices will enable you to move up on the clip chart and poor
choices will cause you to move down. Parents, you can click
to view an explanation of the levels on our clip chart.
Good choices mean you get to move up! If you
make it to the pink section, Outstanding!, you will get to add a
jewel to your clip and take a
postcard home to your family! I can't wait to see all of the sparkly
clips on our clip chart!
If you move to the orange level on our clip chart,
you will miss five minutes of recess to think about your choices.
Moving to red, the Parent Contact section, means you will miss your
whole recess to fill out a
to take home for mom and dad to see and sign.
Sometimes I might send you to talk to our principal, Mrs. McBride.
I hope you will get to see her for happy reasons instead of for bad
choices! She and I can choose to deviate from this behavior
system if a behavior warrants it.
You may also be interested to read
this e-book which gives more information on clip charts!
We will spend a lot of time learning the procedures
to make our classroom run smoothly. If you ever forget them,
you can review them in our "Procedure
Handbook". There is a copy of our handbook in the
classroom that you can borrow to review at any time!
*Teachers- you can download my clip chart files