Responsible Personal & Social Behavior
A student's behavior grade will fall into one of three categories:
Student can demonstrate all critical elements of the assessed content area (skill, movement pattern, concept, knowledge, behavior or effort) within a variety of physical environments. Quality consistently meets, exceeds or applies in an established nature based on the grade level outcomes.
Student can demonstrate the basic critical elements of the assessed content area (skill, movement pattern, concept, knowledge, behavior or effort). Quality is of a maturing, developing or functional nature based on the grade level outcomes.
Area for Improvement
Student needs deliberate practice and support of the assessed content area (skill, movement pattern, concept, knowledge, behavior or effort). Quality is still emerging or rudimentary based on the grade level outcomes.
What Good Behavior Looks Like...
How do we get there?
Each day, students have the opportunity to earn "Dojo Points" by doing things on the Positive Behavior point chart. Likewise, they can lose points for doing things on the Negative Behavior point chart. All of these observable behaviors are recorded in a program called Class Dojo. Each Friday, a behavior report is emailed home to parents so you can celebrate your child's accomplishments and help keep them on track if needed. At the end of the grading period, all the points are calculated to come up with an overall positive behavior percentage for the trimester. Here's a look at the different point icons students can receive:
What Makes Up the Responsible Personal & Social Behavior Grade?
Overall Behavior %
The following scale has been established to determine the responsible personal & social behavior grade:
Use of the Problem Solving Corner
A big part of teaching elementary school (or kids in general) is helping them develop social skills. In order to help students learn how to settle disputes and minimize "tattling," I want them to get in the habit of working through issues with their peers in a positive way that emphasizes listening to each other, avoids blaming and helps come up with a solution both parties can agree to uphold.
By putting the ownership of the situation on them, they start to learn how to resolve conflict in a positive way. This empowerment ultimately leads to helping young people establish healthy boundaries and gives them a system to follow when an issue arises.