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In order to guarantee your child and all of the children in my class the excellent learning climate they deserve, I am using the following discipline plan. The plan is based on my belief that all of my students can behave appropriately in my classroom. Expectations for student behavior were developed to encourage respect for others, for our things, and for our school.

              Expectations/ Rules:

        We control our body.

        We  control our voice.

        We control our mind ( imagination and concentration).

         We work together!

Character Cards and Consequences:

In our classroom we have a behavior chart posted.  On the chart, each child has a pocket on which his/her name is written. If your child misbehaves, they will select a corresponding character trait card to place in their pocket. All misbehaviors will fall under one of the six character traits: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, caring, fairness and citizenship. For example, if your child shouts out in class, he or she will pull a respect card and place it in their pocket. A list of misbehaviors and their corresponding character traits can be found on the character slip that is attached to this paper and will also be sent home when your child has had to “pull” a character card.


            No cards in pocketJ….           Expectations met. J

            1 character card pulled…        5 min loss of recess,

            2 character cards pulled…      10 min loss of recess,    Character slip sent home  

            3 character cards pulled…      full loss of recess, Character slip sent home     

            4 character cards pulled…      Student will call home, lunch detention             

             5 character cards pulled…     Conference with administrators.


SEVERE CLAUSE:For fighting, biting, vandalism, or defying authority, the child may be referred to  an administrator.                                                                                              

Positive Reinforcement:

1.      Verbal praise and sticker charts for good behavior. Students can earn rewards.

2.     Rewards for not pulling a character card such as stickers or a treat.

3.     Monthly incentive for students that pull a character card only 4 times or less.  (e.g. lunch in classroom with teacher, special treat).

4.     A classroom calendar will be inserted inside your child’s take-home folder. If your child has had to pull 2 character cards that day, you will see the words “see slip” on the calendar. There should also be a character slip in your child’s folder that will explain their misbehavior(s). Please fill out the reflection piece with your child and return the very next school day. If your child received a stamp, then they had a great day! Please commend your child for working cooperatively in school when they have a great day. Likewise, if they have had to pull a card, talk with him or her to determine how his or her behavior can improve by completing the character slip reflection and returning the slip to school the next day.

                                                                                                                       Thank you,

                                                                                                                         Ms. Sample




     6 Pillars of Character   


Be honest • Don’t deceive, cheat or steal • Be reliable — do what you say you’ll do • Have the courage to do the right thing • Build a good reputation • Be loyal — stand by your family, friends and country


Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule • Be tolerant of differences • Use good manners, not inappropriate language • Be considerate of the feelings of others • Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone • Deal peacefully with anger, insults and disagreements


Do what you are supposed to do • Persevere: keep on trying! • Always do your best • Use self-control • Be self-disciplined • Think before you act — consider the consequences • Be accountable for your choices


Play by the rules • Take turns and share • Be open-minded; listen to others • Don’t take advantage of others • Don’t blame others carelessly


Be kind • Be compassionate and show you care • Express gratitude • Forgive others • Help people in need


Do your share to make your school and community better • Cooperate • Get involved in community affairs • Stay informed; vote • Be a good neighbor • Obey laws and rules • Respect authority • Protect the environment