Mrs. Flahaut - Classroom Rules

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Classroom Rules:

1.            Listening Bodies:  I will listen and follow directions.

2.           Raised Hands:  I will raise my hand to share ideas.

3.           Quiet Mouths:  I will use a soft voice.

4.           Walking Feet:  I will walk in school to be safe.

5.           Helping Hands:  I will use my hands for helping and not hurting.

6.           Caring Hearts:  I will use kind words and live by the virtues.

 Virtue-Based Restorative Discipline

  The guiding principles of Virtue Based Restorative Discipline are:
1. We will dedicate ourselves to living virtue.
2. We will support others in living virtue.
3. We will commit to constructive thoughts, words, and deeds.
4. When faced with challenges or conflict, we will find solutions that cultivate virtue for ourselves and for one another. 

Inappropriate behavior will first be addressed in the classroom through Virtue Based Restorative Discipline practices and the consequences as established within the classroom at the beginning of each school year. 

Consequences will be appropriate to the behavior and may range from a short break, missed recess/choice time, service to others or school, informal meeting with teacher and/or principal, etc. 



Pom Pom Jar:  the class will earn pom poms for good behavior.  When the jar is full, the class will vote on a reward.

Individuals:  Notes, small treats, verbal praise, stickers, and various other options throughout the year. 


*Warning  Reminder of procedure, virtue, and rules.

*Teacher Choice

*Informal Meeting 

*Parents Contacted

When harm is caused by inappropriate behaviors of any kind, we will address it within the context of faith identity to make amends. We will repair and restore relationships first because we want to live a virtuous life, loving God and neighbor, and because we want to do unto others as we would have them do unto us. 

Our focus will be to look at all behaviors that are disruptive in the school day. Inappropriate behavior consists of words, gestures, or actions that result in or have the potential to result in harm, humiliation, or intimidation. Harm can be physical or emotional. Humiliation has intent to diminish the dignity of another person (name-calling, teasing). Intimidation is a threat of any kind (purposeful exclusion, surrender of possession, or physical harm). In dealing with these behaviors we need to: 

 specifically identify the behaviors as harmful, humiliating or intimidating
 deliver constructive consequences
 work to restore relationships using the guiding principles of Virtue Based Restorative