Classroom Management Plan

Mrs. Lancaster’s Classroom Management/Discipline Plan


Please review this plan carefully with your child.  


  1. We will follow directions the first time they are given.

  2. We will keep our hands, feet, and objects to ourselves.

  3. We will follow rules in all areas of school.

  4. We will talk when it’s our turn and be good listeners when it’s not.

  5. We will use kind words and good manners.

  6. We will take care of supplies and equipment.

    We will always do our best!!!!!


Each student is expected to follow the classroom rules so that everyone in the room can be safe and learn.  Each child will have a pocket on our classroom discipline chart with three colored cards in it.  These are used to provide consequences for following or not following the rules.  The cards work like this:

     1st time a rule is broken – child is given a verbal reminder.

     2nd time – child moves green card to yellow card and has short conference with teacher.

     3rd time – child moves yellow card to red card, has 5 minutes time out, and the smiley face is crossed out on the behavior calendar for that day.  Comments about the behavior will be written on the behavior log.  This log will stay in the Eagle binder all year.  Please review your child’s behavior calendar daily and initial in the box.

For all subsequent losses of smiley faces or for continued misbehavior after a student has moved to red, these procedures will be followed:

  1. Teacher will conference with the student and child has time out in buddy classroom.

  2. Teacher will send a written warning/note home.

  3. Teacher will call parent.

  4. Teacher will call parent and a conference will be scheduled.

  5. Teacher will send home a PBIS form.

  6. Teacher will make an office discipline referral.

Severe behavior (fighting, threats, destruction of property) will result in immediate referral to the office.


The following strategies are implemented in the classroom in order to maintain a positive classroom environment and in hopes of keeping all students “on green”.

Proximity:  Simply moving closer to a student who is not paying attention, not following directions, or who is talking will often get the student back on track.  This strategy can be done without interrupting instruction.

Eye Contact:  An old favorite by many teachers is giving the misbehaving student “the look”.  Again, this tactic usually works well to stop a problem without interruption of instruction.

Silence:  Pausing and waiting for a student to pay attention when he/she is disruptive will usually work to redirect the student.  Most of the time, when the teacher gets quiet and waits, other students copy the action, and it becomes a chain reaction until the student who is not following directions catches on.

With-itness:  The ability to overlap, do several things at once, and to know everything that is going on in all parts of the room at all times (eyes in the back of the head) will often work to stop a student from misbehaving.

Positive Reinforcement:  When a student is misbehaving, complementing a student nearby who is following directions will often work to correct misbehavior.  He/she will want to follow the rules in order to receive the positive consequences.  

Sign Language and Attention Getters:  We will use several signs to help students remember to pay attention, sit down, or line up, just to name a few.  Attention getters such as “Macaroni and cheese!  Everybody freeze!” will be used to help students refocus.


Positive reinforcement will be used for students who make good choices and follow the classroom and school rules.  The following are examples of positive recognition in our classroom.

Praise Special privileges

Positive notes/phone calls Candy

Class Dojo:  Class Dojo is an educational app used to help with classroom management.  Parents can download this app and see their child’s behavior.  When students finish assignments, do something kind, bring back important papers, or display proper classroom and line behavior, they earn Dojo points.  Points are tracked through our classroom iPad.  At the end of the day, students can earn treats based on the number of points earned in a day.  The student with the most points for the day will earn a “caught being good”  slip to turn in at the office.  Teachers and parents can also message each other with this app.

Treasure Chest:  Student who have exhibited exceptional behavior and have not lost any smiley faces for the week will be allowed to visit the Treasure Chest on Friday afternoon to pick a prize.

Smile Chart:  When the whole class is working extra hard, behaving well, or gets compliments from other staff members, a smiley face is drawn on the chart.  When the chart is filled, the class plays 4 Corners.  They also receive a letter on the popcorn bucket.  When the word “popcorn” is spelled on the bucket, the class is treated to a popcorn party.

Soaring Eagle Club:    At the end of each month, those students who have not lost a smiley face all month will receive a certificate and a treat.

Your child’s behavior directly affects the learning process in the entire classroom.  We will work closely with you to ensure that your child receives the best education possible.  However, we need you to do your part by encouraging good behavior and setting high expectations for your child.  Please help us by following through with consequences at home.  Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like to set up a conference.