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Our Classroom Behavior Plan

Classroom Management Plan for

Mrs. Soots’ Kindergarten Class

Rules and Procedures

My four classroom rules/guidelines are said in a chant that corresponds with motions. Our rules are introduced at the beginning of the year. The students help create the rules by providing ideas. We take all of our ideas and then come up with these four rules. We discuss that we need rules to keep us safe and to keep our classroom organized. Our rules are reviewed almost on a daily basis. Furthermore, because the rules have motions with them, I often use the motions as a non-verbal cue to remind students.



I will keep my hands, and my feet, and my mouth to myself.

Students are expected not to bite, hit, or kick other students. At the beginning of the year we talk about the importance of respecting others. The rule is said in chant, pointing to our hands, feet and mouth and then giving ourselves a hug to remind us to keep them to ourselves. When students break this rule, we discuss what the rule is and why need it to keep everyone safe.

I will listen while others are talking.

This rule is said in a chant pointing to our ears, to remind students that we must listen when students are talking. We continually talk about this rule, especially during large group activities. I remind the students that they must listen to each other AND the teacher when she is talking.

I will raise my hand to speak.

This rule is said in chant while we raise our hand. We continually talk about this rule, especially during large group activities.

I will do my best all the time.

This rule is said in chant while we point to ourselves with our thumbs up.



Behavior Plans


Clip System (enhancement/reduction)

Our focus this year is on making good choices. I utilize a clip system to help monitor students’ behavior. Everyday your child will begin his/her day with on green. A clip chart is a great tool that allows students to be rewarded for positive behavior, while discouraging negative behavior. This plan is used by the 1st grade teachers at Buckeye as well.  


Clip It! Levels and Explanations


Super Student

The Super Student level is reserved for outstanding behavior. A student who reaches this level will earn a special note home, and a jewel on his/her clip. After five jewels, clips will be retired to the Hall of Fame and a new clip will be given! Students earn $10 Bobcat Bucks.


Great Job

Students can move to the Great Job level for continuing to display good behavior. You should be very proud of your child for reaching this level! Students earn $5 Bobcat Bucks.


Good Choices

Students will move to the Good Choices level for showing that they are making the right behavior decisions! Ending the day on this level is great! Students earn $2 Bobcat Bucks


Ready to Learn

Every student will start the day on the Ready to Learn level. As the day goes on, clips can be moved up and down, based on behavior. This level is a good one to be on! It means the student is doing what is expected. Students earn $1 Bobcat Buck.


Think About It

A student will be moved to the Think About It level as a warning about his/her behavior, and a reminder to follow the rules.


Teacher’s Choice

Students who continue to display poor behavior will move down to the Teacher’s Choice level. Here, the teacher can decide what action to take. Loss of recess or center time might be an appropriate choice


Parent Contact

When a student moves to the Parent Contact level, the teacher will notify parents via note, e-mail or phone call. A visit to the Principal’s office might also be in order. Students on this level may also lose recess time, etc


 Bobcat Bucks (enhancement)

In order to reinforce students making good choices, we will utilize Buckeye Bucks. Students will have the opportunity to earn Buckeye Bucks through following classroom rules and displaying good citizenship. During the week, students will have the opportunity to purchase prizes with their money. 

At the beginning of the school year, we will discuss ways to earn money and prizes. Some example prizes will include:


Bobcat Store ($5, $10, $20 drawers)