“The way to learn how to do things is to do things. Success teaches how to succeed.” –Author Unknown
Students earn "gotchas" when they are exhibiting the behaviors that have been taught and practiced.
The student who earns a GOTCHA puts his/her name on it. The GOTCHA is put into a container in the classroom. On Friday morning drawings for individual recognition will be held. Students whose names are pulled will receive a prize from our treasure chest.
Other ways that students will be rewarded for positive behaviors include monthly recognition assemblies and various classroom incentives.
Even with teaching children our expectations, offering pre-corrections or reminders for the expected behaviors and our positive reinforcement system, some children will still misbehave. For those instances, we have ODR. Our goal is to teach children replacement behaviors, or what they need to do instead, so that all children can work in a school environment that is safe, fun, free from distraction, and allows all children to reach their maximum learning potential.