Hi everyone! I've been subbing for the past 2.5 years while completing my Masters in Teaching and Certification program in Washington. This will be my first year having my own classroom! I'm trying to nail down some details on my classroom management plan and I would appreciate your input. Here are my five classroom rules: 1. Exhibit the fruit of the spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self control 2. No personal grooming during class time 3. Come to class prepared and ready to learn 4. No food or drink in the classroom may be consumed in the classroom 5. Take responsibility for yourself and your actions (I go into more detail about each with the students, but I'll leave that out here) The Rewards: Rule #1: A safe, caring, and effective learning environment for everyone. Rule #2: Continued adult bathroom privileges for everyone. Rule #3: An efficient learning environment for everyone. Rule #4: Water bottles with lids will be allowed. Rule #5: Self empowerment and better interpersonal relationships. The penalties are where I am having some difficulty. Here is what I have now... First offense: Reminder Second offense: Detention (15-20 minutes to be served the day of the offense after school in order to discuss the behavior with me) Third offense: Detention, personal plan, call home (30 minutes detention to come up with an action plan for the behavior, a call home to discuss the action plan with the parents) Fourth offense: Parent-Student-Teacher Conference (Obviously at this point the action plan is not working and we need to come up with something else Fifth offense: Referred to administration My questions: Does this sound reasonable? What would you change/keep the same? How often should the slate be wiped clean? Every day? Every week? Should one warning be given per rule broken before moving on to the next level, or one warning overall? I.e. Warning for Rule #3 broken and later in that day/week the student breaks Rule #4 and therefore gets a detention because there was already a warning given. Thanks for your input!