Our school uses the Positive Behavioral Supports in Schools system. Each classroom has the same rules:

  • Follow teachers' directions.
  • Raise your hand to be recognized.
  • Listen when others are speaking.
  • Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
  • Respect others' property.


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    We use both individual and whole class rewards and consequences as part of behavior management. Each student is assigned a number that goes with their last name alphabetically in order. (#1 John Adams, #2 James Madison, #3 George Washington, etc.) Our clip chart uses clothespins attached to the chart below. All students begin each day on green and may move up the chart for positive behaviors and actions or down the chart for negative behaviors and actions. If necessary, daily notes and/or phone calls may go home in addition to an individual behavior plan. Goals will be set; rewards and privileges will be provided when they are met.
    At the beginning of the year, students work together to create a set of class rules as well as a Bill of Rights and Class Constitution. They pretty much follow tw0 themes: RESPECT and RESPONSIBILITY (for self, for others, and for materials).
    Our whole class system uses a balance scale and marbles. One side of the balance is for positive behaviors and the other side is for negative behaviors. Marbles are added to one side or the other and never taken out until the class has earned a reward. Students begin to earn clues about their reward when letters spelling it out are turned for class compliments from other adults in the school. 

    We have also just started using Class Dojo. Check out our progress here!
    For rewards, see Battista Bucks Bank.