• Here are a few of the programs that will take place in our classroom this year.

    Across the entire district, all students, staff and community members will be hearing the term PBIS - (Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports). PBIS is a positive, proactive approach to dealing with behavior. Students are given a clear set of expectations based upon behavioral goals chosen by the staff and administration. The behavioral expectations are taught just like an academic subject. 
    To ensure continuity in our school, we will begin to implement PBIS in our classroom along with the entire Vassar Road community. The goal is to reward positive behaviors and not focus on negative behaviors. If students are taught behavioral expectations and routines at an early age they will become responsible members of their communities.
    Secret Walker
    *Students are reminded of appropriate hallway behavior
    *Students know a secret walker has been chosen by the teacher to observe
    *If the Secret Walker follows hallway expectations they get a smiley face bracelet to keep! 
    Go For Good Behavior!
    Independent responsibility is just as important as working as a team. The ideas is to keep your car on green for the day by being responsible and dependable for our own behavior. Each student is assigned a car on the traffic light.
    1st Time Spoken To – Warning (stay in green)
    2nd Time Spoken To – Yellow - 5 minutes off of recess
    3rd Time Spoken To – Final Warning before Red – 10 minutes off of recess & a note/email/ phone call home
    4th Time Spoken To – 15 minutes off of recess & student is sent to Principal/Consequence TBD 
    Class Dojo
    ClassDojo is a behavior management tool for the classroom. Each student has a profile – complete with their own avatar – to which I am able to assign positive and negative points (or 'dojos') throughout the lesson. Along with the positive intervention system WCSD is implementing, I plan on using positive points only.