- All people deserve a safe, welcoming place to learn.
- Empathy, understanding the beliefs of the student, collaborative problem solving, and kind yet firm follow through are the most powerful tools for adults in supporting the behavior of children.
- We will maximize learning when the student has learned social emotional skills, developed self controls, feels connected to others, and makes contributions in the classroom.
- Children cannot develop wisdom and good judgment without practicing, making mistakes, and learning and trying again. As they develop, their experimentation with behaviors will change.
- We most influence the behavior of others when we have an ongoing relationship founded on mutual respect.
- Arrive in uniform. Guides will TEAMS Ms. Aida if a student is in need of a uniform to coordinate a change of clothes before nine.
- Put all belongings in a backpack.
- Exit the vehicle and close the door (if a car rider).
- Walk directly to the playground or classroom with adult supervision.
- Put belongings along the fence.
- Play using the expectations.
- Line up when Guide arrives.
- Begin classroom morning routine upon arrival to class.
- Prepare yourself to learn and get out the materials you need for the day.
- Students go directly to the dismissal area when called.
- Follow hallway expectations.
- Stay in the assigned area using indoor voices.
- Walk to the car, bus, or caregiver
Primary students will be guided by an adult.
Keep everything in your backpack and on your back.
- All children will strive to serve themselves or classmates, first “buffet” style, but working towards “family style.”
- Students perform classroom jobs such as setting up (placemats, napkins, cups, silverware) and cleaning up (wipe tables, sweep floor, take cart back, compost vs. trash vs. recycling)
- Students tidy their own lunch area when finished.
- All classroom community members sing a gratitude chant before eating.
- All classroom community members use their indoor voices while eating.
||Assemblies & Performances
- Controlled body: walking, hands to self, eyes forward.
- Voice Levels:
- Whole class: Silent
- Independent: Indoor voices
- Walk on the right side of the hallway and adhere to stop signs around campus.
- No stopping at water fountains unless directed by an adult.
- Do not open doors for strangers.
- Let the adult know when you leave the room (use a pass or class list).
- Use your class’s designated restroom.
- Only two students per restroom. If the stalls are full, wait silently by the wall outside the restroom.
- Respect privacy in stalls.
- Flush the toilet. Hold down the handle to make all waste disappear.
- Wash your hands for 20 seconds.
- Put all paper towels in the trash.
- Report emergencies (sanitary or health). In an emergency, finish and return to class immediately.
- Refrain from going to the restroom during a lesson.
- Sit quietly with your class. and clap and cheer at the right time and place.
- Eyes on the performers or your guide and listening ears.
- Sit on your bottom to respect the view of others sitting behind or near you.
- When participation is needed, wait for instructions. Raise your hand while staying seated if you’d like to volunteer.
- Ask for help appropriately from your guide
Guides and Assistants
- Primary: Sit with class.
- Elementary: Sit near/along the side.
Winn Montessori's full campus behavior plan