Discussion in 'Elementary Education Archives' started by lcr, Jun 20, 2005.

  1. lcr

    lcr Companion

    Jul 22, 2004
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    Jun 20, 2005

    What kind of consequences do you have for students that break rules? Mine are as follows:

    1. Warning
    2. Five minutes of recess
    3. Ten minutes of recess
    4. Entire recess and a phone call home
    5. Principal's office

    I rarely get past losing a whole recess.

    I am moving, so I am currently looking for a new teaching position. My school didn't mind using recess as a consequence, but are there any schools where this is frowned upon? What do you do alternatively?
  3. Margo

    Margo Devotee

    Apr 20, 2001
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    Jun 20, 2005

    Mine are:

    1. warning
    2. five minute time out (might be recess, centers, immediate, whatever works best)
    3. phone call home
    4. office referral

    We rarely go past the time out.
  4. camcdade

    camcdade Comrade

    Jul 1, 2004
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    Jun 20, 2005

    I use little clips with students' names on them and a traffic sign:
    1. First verbal warning - move a clip to yellow
    2. 2nd verbal warning - move a clip to red
    3. Sign the behavior book - plan taken home for parents to sign
    4. Visit to principal's office
  5. 3rdgrdteach

    3rdgrdteach Rookie

    Jun 21, 2005
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    Jun 21, 2005

    My district does not allow us to take away recess as a consequnce, so I try to use "logical" consequences whenever possible. I have included a list of examples below:

    talking- time out, move away from the group, take assignment to complete in another room, walk laps for part of recess (the law just says they have to be active at recess, it doesn't say they have to be social), phone call home

    disrespectful to other students- time out, apology note (if genuinley sorry), move away from the group, phone call home

    disrespectful to me (i.e. talking back, eye rolling, etc) or hitting/fighting- do not pass go, do not collect $200, this is an automatic office referral

    not following directions: redo the assignment (if written) or given an alternative assignment (if it were a game or "fun" project)

    not completing assignment: take home for homework (with generic note for parent that explains the situation), receive a 0

    Often I just think on my feet and whatever "punishment" best fits the "crime", I go with it. Hope this helps!!

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