We love to incorporate a sense of teamwork into our first grade classrooms and we do that with behavior. This year, will keep track of our class behavior throughout the day on a rainbow chart. When we notice that the class as a whole is being great listeners, making great choices, etc. we will move the clip up. For poor choices, we will move the clip down. If the class clip ends on green (Ready to Learn), the class earns a point/star toward a class reward. If they move beyond green (blue, purple, pink), they will earn bonus points/stars. If they end below green (yellow, orange, red), they will lose stars toward their class goal. As a class, we will vote on a prize to set as our reward when we have reached the goal point/star level.
Individually, we will be working hard on life skills this year through our mind up curriculum, character traits lessons, and citizenship unit. If your child is doing well in a certain life skill areas, we want you to celebrate his or her success and will send home a note to alert you. If your child is struggling with a rule or life skill, a note will be sent home to encourage you to discuss and practice these life skills at home.