WHAT: Daily communication for students, parents and the teacher.
WHO: Designed for 4th and 5th graders – but could be used in 3rd, with guidance. This is for students who have chronic disruptive behaviors.
WHY: Daily communication home is one step that can be taken for a behavior intervention plan. This also documents the frequency of the behaviors, which may be needed for a later date.
Students, who self evaluate their behavior, tend to develop a better set of skills to help with their developing self-control. It also encourages them to be honest about their behavior choices another important step in changing the negative behavior habits.
This communication page is designed to open a door for discussion and conversation between the student and the teacher, the student and their parent/guardian and then if necessary the teacher and guardian. The most important factor in any behavior plan is the student’s awareness of what they are doing and the process of problem solving for a solution.
After the student evaluates their behavior they give the form to the teacher. This can happen at a point mid-day and at the end of the day (for those who need to separate their day into two parts) or just at the conclusion of the day. The teacher then evaluates the student’s day.
If there is a difference in evaluation marks, the teacher initiates a discussion about those points. Notes at the bottom are optional, but if there was an “ok” choice or a “poor” choice indicated, the student should indicate what occurred. Talking about it with the teacher first, helps the student process verbally before sharing with their parents.