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In the classroom, we utilize a system of behavior management adopted by the school district, PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions and Support).  This system of behavior management emphasizes school-wide systems of support that include proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviors to create a positive environment.  Attention is focused on creating and sustaining systems of support that make misbehaviors less desirable and favorable behaviors more functional.

The following diagram displays the desired behaviors that are taught and discussed during the school year.

Palos West Elementary School This is what good behavior looks like……

Matrix of

School Wide

Expectations


Classrooms

"Charlie’s Keys to Success"


Hallways & Lockers

"Walk’n Right"


Playground & Indoor Recess

"Peaceful Play"


Lunchroom

"Lunch Crunchers"


Washrooms

"Quick, Quiet, & Clean"


Buses

"Bus Basics"


Assemblies& Field Trips

"Sit, Listen, Applaud"


Emergency Situations

"Calm, Cool, Collected"


Arrival & Dismissal

"Come & Go Conduct"


Be

Respectful


1. Be a good

listener

2. Raise hand

quietly

3. Use quiet

Voices

4. Use appropriate tone of voice


1. Be quiet

2. Remove hats

3. Keep hands &

feet to yourself


1. Be a good

Sport

2. Keep hands

and feet to

yourself


1. Keep hands & feet to yourself

2. Use quiet voices

3. Use good table

manners


1. Be quiet

2. Respect the

privacy of others

3. Respect property

4. Wash hands


1. Use quiet

voices

2. Keep hands

3. & feet to yourself

4. Use kind

words


1. Sit on pockets

2. Be good listeners

3. Keep hands & feet to yourself

4. Enter/exit quietly


1. Be good listeners

2. Follow directions

3. Walk


1. Be on time

2. Keep hands &

feet to yourself

3. Listen to adults

4. Remove hats

when entering

the building


Be

Responsible


1. Do your work

2. Be prepared

3. Take care of

your things

4. Participate


1. Keep to the right

2. Be purposeful

3. Walk


1. Listen to the supervisors

2. Take care of the equipment

3. Dress for the weather

4. Follow rules &

expectations


1. Follow directions

2. Clean up after

yourself

3. Walk


1. Be quick

2. Clean up after

yourself

3. Use only

what you

need


1. Stay in your seat

2. Listen to the bus driver

3. Take care of your belongings


1. Participate

2. Stay with

group/class

3. Listen to

adults


1. Listen to adults

2. Be quiet

3. Stay calm


1. Be on time

2. Be prepared

3. Wait patiently

4. Have change of

dismissal in

writing


Be

Honest


1. Eyes on your

own work

2.Admit mistakes

and wrong-

doings


1. Go directly to your destination

1. Report incidents accurately

2. Admit mistakes and wrongdoings


1. Eat your own lunch

2. Pay for your food


1. Admit mistakes and wrongdoings

1. Sit in assigned seats

2. Exit at your assigned stop


1. Admit

mistakes and

wrongdoings


1. Report incidents accurately

1. Have change of

dismissal in

writing

2. Report

incidents

accurately


Be

Compassionate


1. Use kind words

2. Share with others

3. Help others

4.Compliment others


1. Greet adults

appropriately &

politely

2. Help others

3. Let others pass

4. Keep our school

clean


1. Take turns

2. Include others

3. Help others


1. Include others

2. Keep our school

clean

3. Be polite

4. Greet adults

appropriately & politely


1. Help others

2. Report problems to an adult

3. Wait your turn

4. Keep our

school clean


1. Help others

2. Turn in lost items to an adult

3. Include others


1. Celebrate others

2. Include others

3. Be positive


1. Help others

1. Use quiet

voices

2. Include others

3. Help others




Behavior is monitored on a daily basis using a stoplight.  Each day, students enter the classroom on the green light.  In the event of a misbehavior, the student will be directed to move his/her pin to the yellow stoplight, alerting the child that a misbehavior has occured.  If another misbehavior happens, the same child will be directed to move his/her pin to the red stoplight.  An appropriate consequence will result from his/her actions.  If the student is able to change his/her behavior, his/her pin will be moved to a more favorable color on the stoplight.

Good behaviors are recognized and encouraged in the classroom.  In the event of a good behavior, the student will be directed to move his/her pin to the blue stoplight, alerting the child that he/she has done something positive.  If he/she is recognized for their amazing behavior, the student will be directed to move his/her pin to purple.

Rewards for good behavior include the following:
  • Praise
  • Pride Catchers
  • Prizes (stickers, pencils and bookmarks)