I just wanted to take this opportunity to let you know how the information I acquired this summer has impacted this school year. (I took the classroom behavioral management class from June through the middle of July) In a word–it’s nothing short of a miracle! I completely revamped my set of rules and have been working on them constantly. My children are paired up with “buddies” from 6th grade. The buddies are helping my children draw pictures for the rules, which I will have made into a book for each student. I reorganized the setup of my classroom and have implemented the discipline policy that I outlined in my final project. When a child is not conforming to the rules, other students are reminding them of what is expected. I’ve tried to be as consistent as possible and have gone to the guidance counselor for advice. It’s not a perfect classroom, but I sure feel so much better about how things are progressing! The principal has also noticed a tremendous change in the climate of the classroom.
I just had to share this with you! I hope I haven’t taken up too much of your time. Again, many, many thanks!