Classroom Behavior Management - The 5 P's and Expectations Scale

Rated 4.96 out of 5, based on 179 reviews
179 Ratings
Create Inspire Teach
Formats Included
  • PDF
Share this resource
Report this resource to TPT
Create Inspire Teach

What educators are saying

I made it a little simpler for my 1st graders but so far it has been a hit. Great way to keep parents informed. I use it on a weekly chart.
This resource has been a game changer in my classroom! My students have already become more self-aware and reflective. This is exactly what I have been looking for!
Also included in
  1. Back to School Activities and Forms | Classroom/Behavior Management {Bundle}This BUNDLE includes 8 resources to help you cover all the bases as you prepare for the upcoming school year! Back to School Forms and ActivitiesFirst Day of School AND Open House Slideshow – 2 Slideshow Versions to Choose f
    Price $30.00Original Price $49.50Save $19.50


Revamp your behavior management! This system builds classroom community and empowers students to make good choices in the classroom. It establishes clear expectations, creates a common language and sets the tone for your entire school year. As an added plus, it keeps parents in the loop so everyone is on the same page. Say goodbye to your typical behavior management strategies, and hello to something much better!

The 5 P's and Behavior Expectations Scale

What's Included:

  • 5 P's posters (half sheets for easy printing and space saving)
  • Behavior Expectations Scale (1-4) display
  • 3 Titles to choose from (Behavior Scale, Expectations Scale, Behavior Expectations Scale)
  • 4 motivational posters encouraging students to make good choices (half sheets for easy printing and space saving)
  • Note to parents explaining the behavior scale
  • Print-and-Go Monthly Recording Sheets for parent communication

The 5 P's represent a set of expectations for your classroom. They are:






-Positive (alternate)

This resource includes the 5 P's with student-friendly explanations/examples, each on a half sheet of paper so they can be displayed anywhere, plus a heading for your display. The 5 P's can be an extension of your classroom rules, or they can BE your classroom rules! They are comprehensive and cover necessary student behaviors for successful and productive school days.

Behavior Expectations Scale:

A scale from 1-4 that outlines expected behaviors for the day. In this download, you will also receive a parent letter, explaining what each number of the scale represents, and 4 half-sheet posters encouraging your students to make smart choices throughout the day. You can choose how you want to use the Behavior Scale! In my classroom, the behavior scale is displayed on the front board for students (and myself) to refer to throughout the day. Students aim for a "3" on the scale, which means "Meets Expectations"... some days students will go above and beyond, achieving a "4", while other days students need to reflect on their behavior, receiving a "2". I write these numbers in students' planners at the end of each day, but you could use this resource in a number of ways!

For more information about how I use the behavior scale in my own classroom, read my blog post, "Behavior Management: Behavior Expectations Scale" at

If you're looking for a way to revamp your behavior management system, and want to encourage positive choices in your classroom, this resource is right for you.

I am passionate about positive behavior management and student-driven behavior choices in the classroom. Here are some of my other resources to help keep behavior on track:

Positive Behavior Management Bundle

Behavior Focus Meetings

Positive Communication for Parents and Students

Total Pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
Report this resource to TPT
Reported resources will be reviewed by our team. Report this resource to let us know if this resource violates TPT’s content guidelines.


Questions & Answers


TPT empowers educators to teach at their best.

More About Us

Keep in Touch!

Sign Up