For the past 4 years, I have been utilizing an online behavior management program called Classdojo. This tracks both positive and negative choices that each child makes throughout the day. Parents are asked to sign up on this program so that they can keep current with what their child is doing at school. Each child's information is strictly confidential and only viewable by the teacher, student, and student's parent that has signed up. Multiple parents are able to sign up separate accounts. I try to stay active and current with tracking points. However, as we get busy, points may not appear quiet as often. As long as you don't see red points, you can assume your child is making choices that are expected of them. I encourage positive choices and award as often as I can. I do want to point out that, expected behavior is not always given a green point, as this is the expectation each day. However, I do award for consistency in showing daily expectations and will make every effort to award those students who continually make great choices.
Both Green and Red points are aligned to report card expectations for social and life skills. I will try to be as specific as possible, so that you can know exactly what your child was doing. However, once you sign up you will see that you can comment back directly on Classdojo to me if you have further questions. Likewise, I may also send notes about a point given, or the day overall through this same way. Only you can see comments about your child.
* Please note that I sometimes will send whole class reminders through this as well. This will be for homework deadlines, turning in permission slips, library books due, etc. If you receive a message about one of these and you have already sent it in, please understand that it was sent as a whole class message and not necessarily directed towards you.
For every 5 green points earned, students will get to choose a ticket that rewards them in various ways. Below are the lists of rewards that they can choose from. Students have responded very well to these tickets and love getting to choose what they want for making good choices.
15 minutes of choice computer Show us a Special Talent
Show and Tell Bring a Stuffed Animal
No Homework for one Assignment Read a book to the class
Wear a hat in class for a Day
Wear socks in class for one day Sit in a special chair for the day
Play a board game after work is finished
Get a sweet treat A Dance break during class
A Music break during work time
*For other school wide behavior such as bullying, fighting, harassment, destruction of property, etc. refer to the school behavior guide. Definitions and consequences for these behaviors are addressed as written in the guide. We all follow the Willow Brook Way in every place in the building. We discuss expectations for being PEACEFUL, RESPECTFUL, and RESPONSIBLE in all areas of school.