Rules and Consequences

Rules and Consequences

Thank you for being a part of Miami Baptist School. In an effort to insure proper classroom management, we have developed a system to deal with both positive and negative behaviors in each and every classroom.

Throughout the day we seek to “catch” the children “doing” good things and will reward them with stickers, stamps, and special treats and trips to the treasure chest at the end of the week. Proverbs 20:11 states that, “Even a child will be known by his actions.”

In the same manner, we must train children as to what is improper behavior and give consequences for poor behavior as well. The way in which we do this objectively, is through the utilization of a color coded card system in each class beginning with our three year olds. This acts as a visual tool to remind children of how their day is going. The color for the cards and their meanings are listed below. Please note that the three’s and four’s have 5 cards to teach them this process. However, the 5’s and 6’s (kinder and 1st) have only three colors (Green, Yellow, and Red).

Green: Good Behavior (Every child begins with a green card at the start of each day).

Yellow: Formal Reminder/Warning that their behavior is not proper. (The child has already been reminded of what is expected in the classroom and re-direction has not been effective). The consequence in the class is removal from the activity completely.

Orange: Loss of Class Privileges (The child was redirected to other activities, warned, and still continues in the negative behavior). The child will have a special class privilege removed for the day or have to play on their own until they can show the ability to play with others in the proper manner.

Red: Formal Time Out. The child is removed from the classroom to sit on a time out or is placed in a chair away from everyone else in the classroom, one minute per year, and a call made to the parent or a note sent home regarding the child’s inability to demonstrate self-control in the classroom.

Purple: Child is sent to the School Administrator’s Office- to conference with her, and a follow-up meeting is scheduled with the parents to insure proper compliance with classroom rules for the remainder of the year.

We have found that if the teacher and parent are working together to set consistent boundaries with the child at home and at school, the child will typically manage their own behavior quite well in class and at home. This is basically a form of positive behavioral reinforcement to encourage children to create intrinsic values to be self motivated to be self-controlled in all aspects of their behavior. We thank you for your support and cooperation in this matter of discipline and training of your child’s behavior.

Estelle C. Myers, MRE School Administrator

Classroom Rules

  1. Use kind words
  2. Walk in the classroom
  3. Everybody helps clean up
  4. Keep your feet on the floor
  5. Treat others and things safely

 

Rewards

  1. Praise
  2. Stamps
  3. Stickers
  4. Awards in Chapel
  5. Special Privileges

 

Consequences

  1. Remind the Child
  2. Reinforce the behavior
  3. Redirect the child’s attention
  4. Remove the child from the situation
  5. Remove the child from the classroom
  6. The child will be sent to the Director’s office
  7. Parent will be called