Mrs. Neff: Room A203
Students who reveal apositive attitude toward learning, toward other class members and the teacherhelp prepare themselves for educational and personal successes in thefuture. In order to assist students inthis endeavor, certain rules are necessary for them to feel safe, organized andable to learn. An environment in whichstudents have a sense of responsibility enhances self-esteem and leads tobetter grades, special privileges, classroom jobs and praise. Mostimportantly, a safe and structured atmosphere provides students the opportunityto obtain the internal reward of a job well done. Respect for self, others, and the school environment is the theme.
Our Classroom Rules:
2. Wetake care of (respect) each other.
3. We takecare of (respect) our environment.
4. Followdirections the first time they are given.
5. We are prepared to learn (We bring our assignments,textbooks,
folders, notebooks, sharpened pencils, paper,and a positive attitude
*For safety reasons forall of the students, I am instructing students not to share any food. During Study Break students may eattheir own snack brought from home.
Since students areresponsible for their own behavior, those who behave appropriately will earnpraise, positive notes, small rewards, special privileges, the knowledgethat they are doing the right thing.
Should there be a need toenforce a rule, I will remind, reinforce, and redirect students to behaveappropriately. Some of the supports I may use are: verbal reminders, use ofbreaks, time-out, "you break it- you fix it policy", stop-and-think-sheets,loss of recess or other privileges, a note, email or telephone call home, and office referrals.
A DAILYBEHAVIOR PROCEDURE will be used in all of the fourth grade classrooms to helpstudents and teachers keep track of behavior and behavior-patterns. Eachstudent begins each day with a GREENCARD. Students who retain their GREENCARDS by the end of the day will receive positive incentives AND THE OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY NEW NEFF CITY!
Green Card J all students start with one each dayJ
Yellow Card (1pt) warning(to redirect behavior)
Orange Card(2pts) miss break(reminder to focus on appropriate behavior)
Brown Card (3points) miss break &recess (time to plan
"how" to improve behavior)
Red Card (4points) all the above& parent contact
Black Card (5points) all the above& a visit to principal
Exception: In cases of severemisbehavior such as fighting and verbal abuse, I will immediately refer thestudent to the principal’s office.
There will be a fourth grade reward celebration each markingperiod. To participate, students must not have anymore than 20 of the points mentioned above for that marking period. During Reward Day, students will have theopportunity to socialize with their fourth grade peers through a specialactivity.
If you have any questionsor comments, please do not hesitate to contact me or any of the fourth gradeteachers. By working together, we canmake this a rewarding year for everyone at
Please note that completion of homework is no longer associated with REWARD DAY in Fourth Grade as it was in previous years.
We have seen and discussed the Behavior Plan forMrs. Neff’s Class:
Parent’s signature ________________________________________________
* Pleaserefer to my Homework Policy information for other homework specifics.