First Grade Discipline Policy
Behaviors are managed in first grade using a combination of two systems.
The Target System encourages students to set personal, daily goals to achieve success in the
classroom. Students set personal goals, work to meet those goals, and then reflect on their
performance throughout the day. With the target system, students gain an awareness of their
behavioral strengths and weaknesses and should become intrinsically motivated to improve
throughout the year. The target focuses on behaviors that optimize learning as well as those
that are not conducive to learning in a first grade classroom. There is no consequence for
missing the daily target. The target system is used for self-motivation and self-reflection. Each
child keeps a daily record of his/her target in the red STAR (Take-Home) folder. Please discuss
your child’s target with him/her each day.
The Card System serves as a visual reminder and warning system for behaviors that may be
more disruptive, repeated, and/or more defiant than those covered by the target. Students
may pull a card for any misbehavior addressed by the classroom rules:
1. Always do your best.
2. Follow directions.
3. Use quiet voices.
4. Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
5. Be kind to everyone.
Stickers, positive marks, and words on papers
Golden Tickets (school-wide)
Small prizes awarded on a random basis
Special activities earned for entire class
Green Card = good behavior
Yellow Card = warning
Red Card = miss 10 minutes of recess/fun activity
Blue Card = miss 20 minutes of recess/fun activity
White Card = miss ENTIRE recess/fun activity
Incomplete work may result in the student staying in at recess until work is complete.