Classroom Rules

  • Home-School Communication for the 2022-2023 School year

    Home-School Communication notes will be sent home daily in order to help keep you informed about your child’s daily progress.  There may also be a note from me briefly describing your child’s day and/or other notes such as reminders, information of upcoming events or information from the school.  If there is something important that I was not able to include in the home-school communication page I will call or text you after school.  At the bottom of the page is an area for you to communicate with me regarding any information that may impact your child’s day.  This might be changes in behaviors, difficulty sleeping, an over-indulgence of a favorite food.  Please text me or call me if you were unable to write this information on the home communication sheet.  It is very important to keep this line of communication open, which is why I am requesting that you sign the home-school communication sheet daily. 

    Rules 

    I use social narratives to remind students of the expectations before each class and/or working in various areas in the classroom.

    Classroom Rules:

    1. Raise your hand to gain my attention and wait until I call on you
    2. Full body listening
    • Eyes on the teacher
    • Ears are listening
    • Mouths are quiet
    • Hands remain in your space
    • Feet are on the floor or on the sensory band
    1. Ask for “help”, then “break” when doing work
    2. Complete your work
    3. Use your manners

    I also employ Care About Myself and Others (CAMO).  This strategy will reward my students when they independently use a calming strategy, help a peer, participate in yoga activities. When caught taking care of themselves or others, a ticket will be given to the student.  The student with the higher number of tickets will earn a reinforcer, verbal praise, and a certificate.

     

    Reinforcement for the 2022/2023 school year:

    When working in a small group, a token economy is implemented.  We reinforce our students constantly (e.g.. high fives, verbal praise, fist bumps).  Depending on the needs of the student, I incorporate behavior contracts between home and school.  The student learns there is a  consequence at home for occurrences at school, both positive and negative.  The classroom incorporates the use of a token economy to gain access to highly preferred activities.  For students with BIP’s, this may include non-nutritious edibles.

     

     

    Contacting me:

    I am available during sixth period (1:25-2:15) if you may need to speak to me.  I am available through email, text message, and personal calls.  I give my personal phone number to parents to contact me, if needed.  I will not be answering my phone past 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.