Classroom Expectations

I would like to introduce our behavior system that we will be using this year in the classroom.

Each student will start with his/her clothespin on “Ready to

Learn” each day (GREEN). Throughout the day, students will be asked to

move their clothespins up or down on the chart according to

their behavior. If a student makes improved choices after

moving their clip down, they will be given a chance to move their

clip back up.


PINK – This level is reserved for extraordinary behavior, and will not be given out loosely. We want this to remain special; please don’t expect your student to reach this level daily.

BLUE – Students move their clip to blue for making good choices, trying their best, and showing good character. This is a good level to end the day on!

GREEN – This is an acceptable level to stay at. If students end the day on this level they did not get in trouble, it just means they didn’t go “above and beyond.”

YELLOW– Students move to this level as a reminder that they need to follow the classroom rules.

ORANGE – Students move to orange if they continue to have a hard time making good choices. The teacher will choose a consequence such as: taking a time out, loss of recess time, loss of privilege; phone call home, whatever is logical for the misbehavior and meaningful to the student.

RED – Students who move their clothespins to red have continued to struggle with their behavior. These students will have their parents contacted through e-mail, phone call or pink slip and also have a consequence.