Our school's basic school rules involve the 3 Rs for StaRRR Behaviors: Respectful, Responsible, Ready to Learn. All behaviors and rules fall under these 3 Rs. We challenge students to think of any rule that wouldn't fall under at least one of these Rs.
Spell out goals to prepare students for 5th grade. Unless students can articulate what it takes, the behaviors we are seeking will not be seen. What is obvious to the adults is not obvious to many students. These goals must have student input and made into a list for them to keep in their "purple folder." Parents should also have a copy to sign and support student at home.
The following goals will fall under our 3 Rs for the StaRRR Tickets (purple tickets are given for positive behaviors seen):
- Ready to Learn
Examples of goals that should have student input:1. Homework is completed as assigned and on time. (RRR)
9. Laptops and computers are a privilege to have and to use in our school. Treat them with respect and be careful with them at all times. Go to only appropriate sites that are school and teacher approved. If you aren't sure, ask. RRR
10. Classroom, playground, hallways, and restrooms should reflect our Bulldog Pride. Make a mess. Clean it up. See trash. Pick it up. R1, R2
Dress for success. One day a week or one day every 2 weeks, let's dress for success.
Check out this classroom's expectations. 4th grade. There are some great ideas here for rewards. Brain Bucks, Chance Tickets, Warm Fuzzies, Teacher of the Day...
Feeling proactive and ready for the challenge of making every day the best day for the last days of 4th grade.
Bulldog version "Best Day of My Life" by American Authors. YouTube. This is our class song! We sing and dance to a song as needed throughout the day.