Communication & Behavior

         While every student is different, there are some general things that I reinforce in the classroom for all students. Here are some basic expectations that are taught, modeled, and practiced in our classroom daily:

·Stand near the person that is talking to you or that you are talking to.

·Get someone’s attention before you talk to them.  You can tap them on the shoulder, say their name, say excuse me, or raise your hand, (depending on the situation).

· It is always polite to wave or say hello when someone says hi to you, even if you aren’t in the mood to talk. 

·When an adult (parent, teacher, etc.) gives you a direction you should say “ok” and do it right away.

·If you have a problem, try to fix it yourself first.  If that doesn’t work, then ask an adult for help CALMLY.  Calmly means using your words in a quiet voice. 

·ALWAYS tell an adult where you are going before you leave a location.  For example, “Mrs. Nucian, I’m going to recess”, or, “I have to use the bathroom”.  (This can carry over at home in the form of “Mom, I want to go outside” instead of your child just walking out the door alone). 

·If there is something you really want to do, you can always ask someone.  The answer might be yes, in a little while (wait), or no.  If the answer is no, you can say “Ohh maaaan” or “Bummer” instead of crying or asking the same question over and over again.