- Be respectful
- Be responsible
- Be safe
- Be an active learner
In my classroom- I have 3 reward systems in place. Students can earn rewards individually, as a team, or as a class. All three are positive and very effective in the classroom.
Individual Rewards: The school uses a PBiS system and the students can ear Capeables. Students can earn Capeables for anything from on-task behavior, completing homework correctly and neatly, to answering questions and participating. Students save thier Capeables to purchase classroom incentives/prizes or write their name on the back and drop in a box for Friday drawings. Students can also shop off of the Capeable Store List.
Team Rewards: My classroom is setup in groups of 4 (for cooperative learning). Teams are expected to work collaboratively and be kind to each other. Teams earn points for being on-task, being prepared, and participating. At the end of each week the team with the most points gets to choose a prize from the prize list. Examples are lunch with the teacher, no homework pass, or 5 Capeables. Not only does this work great to get the class on task quickly, but it really reinforces working as a team!
Class Rewards: I have letters that spell out the word ROCKSTAR. When the students do a great job as a class, then can earn a letter. The can also earn letters from getting compliments from other teachers. Students will earn two letters if they get a compliment form Mrs. Osterholm or Mrs. Sund. When we spell out ROCKSTAR, the students will decide their prize.
Planners: I use planners for student to keep track of their assignments and to write notes to parents if there is a problem that I would like you to discuss with you and your child or to “Celebrate” something positive that happened that day in school. Please sign your child’s planner every night. This ensures that you are aware of any homework assignments for that day, as well as goals, school happenings, and behavior.
As always, please feel free to contact me 542-3551 with any questions you may have. I look forward to a great year with your child. Together we can make a difference!
Mrs. Kristy Jones
“It’s okay to not be perfect. It’s okay to make mistakes. It’s okay to do something that you wish you hadn’t done, because if we don’t do these things we never grow.” ~Dawn Stanyon