P. Positive Attitude 
    R. Respect for all
    I. Integrity
    D. Do the Right Thing
    E. Effort Towards  
    We follow P.R.I.D.E not only within our classroom but throughout the whole school. These expectations create a safe and respectful learning environment . We spend A LOT of time in our classroom discussing P.R.I.D.E . Please reinforce these concepts at home!!
    7 HABITS  
    Habit 1: Be Proactive
    Habit 2: Being with the End in Mind
    Habit 3: Put First Things First 
    Habit 4: Think First to Understand Then to be Understood
    Habit 5: Think Win-Win
    Habit 6: Synergize
    Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw  
    The 7 Habits are embedded in our classroom expectations. The students use the 7 Habits to problem solve, cooperate with peers, set individual learning goals and work together to create a fun-filled learning environment. The 7 Habits enables students and teachers to become their personal BEST!  

    If the whole class is doing a great job following the rules and showing P.R.I.D.E, I reward them with " Happy Feelings" which are little marbles that I put into our " Emotional Piggy Bank." The " Emotional Piggy Bank" represents how the students make me feel when they are great listeners and follow our P.R.I.D.E expectations. If the class fills up our "Emotional Piggy Bank", the students receive a little party (ex: popcorn party, movie party, read aloud by Mr. Jones, etc.). 



    Table points are also given to tables of students who are working well as a team. This promotes cooperation and problem solving.   

    Students can individually earn rewards when following our classroom rules and expectations. Each student has a clip on our classroom Clip Chart. Everyday, each student starts on " Good Listener" and can move up or down on the clip chart throughout the day. If at the end of the day, a student is on the purple or " Super Star Student" they earn a sticker :) 
     The Zones is a systematic, cognitive behavior approach used to teach self-regulation by categorizing all the different ways we feel and the states of alertness we experience into four concrete zones. By implementing the Zones approach, students soon become more aware of, and independent in controlling their emotions and impulses, managing their sensory needs, and improving their ability to problem solve conflicts. 
    The Red Zone is used to describe extreme heightened states of alertness and intense emotions. A person may be elated or experiencing anger, rage, explosive behavior, devastation or terror when in the Red Zone.
    The Yellow Zone is also used to describe a heightened state of alertness and elevated emotions; however, one has some control when they are in the Yellow Zone. A person may be experiencing stress, frustration, anxiety, excitement, silliness, the wiggles or nervousness when in the Yellow Zone. 
    The Green Zone is used to describe a calm state of alertness. A person may be described as happy, focused, content or ready to learn when in the Green Zone. This is the zone where optimal learning occurs
    The Blue Zone is used to describe low states of alertness and down feelings, such as when one feels sad, tired, sick or bored.