Classroom Management 3rd Grade By Jennifer Trewatha
General Description • I foresee my 3rd grade classroom having around 30 students with 6 of them having a wide variety of disabilities. • I will arrange my classroom to best accommodate for all students. • I will start off the school year in rows with my desk to the back.
Classroom Layout • Students desk where they will keep their school supplies. • My desk where I will store all my personal stuffs. On the right corner of my desk their will be an IN file where students hand in their homework. • Trash can • Bookshelves. On the one to the Front left will be where I store textbooks. The front right bookshelf will be classroom books and games for the students to access. The one behind my desk will contain my supplies and books. • Closets where the students will store their coats and book bags. • The door • Tables for activities and work areas. • Blackboards/Marker boards to use for demonstrations. I will be placing some of the student’s work surrounding the board.
Classroom Rule Matrix • On the next page is my Classroom Rule Matrix. It contains four of my classroom rules running down the side and three different settings in which those rules apply.
Class Routines • Arrival • When students arrive, they will place their bags and coats in proper assigned place in the closet, place their classroom materials in assigned spot, hand in any homework in the IN File, and go to their desk and work on any remaining work, write in their journal, or read quietly. • During Instructions • During classroom instructions, students will be expected to pay attention to the instructors and keep all body parts to themselves unless instructed to do otherwise. Feet shall remain on the floor as well as all chairs. Students will be expected to listen and take notes. • In Seatwork • Individual • When working on individual in seatwork, students will be expected to work on their assignment silently. If the they finish early they can write in their journals, read their books, or work on other work. • Group work • When working on group work, students will be expected to talk quietly in hush tones. They will also be expected to be an active participant in the group. • Transitions • During transitions, the students will have two minutes to put away their stuff and get ready for the next subject. During this time they will be allowed to sharpen their pencils, throw stuff away, or talk quietly to a neighbor once they get their stuff out. If the noise level becomes a problem, the students will know that the privilege of talking will be taking away and they will be expect to do the task without talking. • In Line • Students will walk in a straight line following the line leader. They will keep their hands down at their sides all time. Students will walk silently making sure to keep about an arms length between the person in front of them and behind them. • When Leaving • When its time to leave, students will place all materials going home on their desk, retrieve their book bags, place all belongings in bag, then sit quietly in desk till dismissed.
Teaching Class Rules/Routines • Lesson Plan
Class Policies • Homework • Homework shall be complete and turned in on time in the proper IN file. • Late work shall be accepted but at reduced point value. • Missing Class/Make Up • The student shall take responsibility of finding out about missed worked • If you know you are going to be gone a head of time, all work shall be made up ahead of time. • Missed homework shall be turned in the following day. Exceptions will be made if the students have missed several days in a row. • Bathroom • Students shall raise their hands and ask to go to the bathroom. • Only one boy student and only one girl student shall be allowed to go to the bathroom at a time. • Students shall be given three minutes to go to the bathroom. (For the first few weeks, I will keep a close eye on the clock to make the students believe I am timing them.) • Pencil Sharpening • Students shall be expect to have two sharpened pencils at the beginning of each class. • Students shall be allowed to raise their hand and ask to use the pencil sharpener on my desk if both their pencils break • Trash • Students shall keep trash at their desk until the subject is over. Then during transitions, they may get up and throw their trash away. • As there are many trash cans around the room, students shall go to the closest trash can. • Talking to Others • Students will be allowed to talk to other during transitions times as long as their stuff is ready for the next class and the volume of the conversation doesn’t impede on others ability to get prepared.
Encouraging Proper Behavior • To encourage proper behavior, I plan to use the group contingency of the marble jar. For each subject that there is active participation, most rules are followed, and seatwork is completed, a marble will be placed in a glass jar. Once the glass jar is completely filled, the class will get to choose from a good behavior list, which they will create the first few days of class. Ex. Class Party, getting to go for a walk, and having class outside. • Also to encourage that homework gets brought back from home and handed in, for certain random assignments, I will place the letters JB on their paper. If the student chooses he/she can bring the paper back to me to redeem one Jelly Bean from my candy jar. • I also believe reading is important, so to encourage pleasure reading, I will set up a policy that for every ten books the student reads, they will get a chance to choose one book from the book box. I plan to use the free books from the book order companies to supply the book box.
To discourage disruptive behavior, I will first give one warning and let the student know what rule they are breaking and that they were receiving the first warning. After the warning, if they still continue to be disruptive, I will write their name on the board. Students will know that writing their name on the board means that they loose five minutes of their recess time to have me explain the rules to them again. The 1st checkmark, the student will loose 10 minutes of recess and have to explain the rule to me and write a short paper how he/she will try not to be disruptive again. On 2nd checkmark, he/she will go and sit outside the class room for the remainder of the period, also he/she will loose his/her recess. During recess he/she will have to explain to me why he/she sat outside, write a paper on how he/she will not try to be disruptive, and write a letter to his/her parents explaining what they did, why he/she sat outside, and explain the rule to them. The 3rd checkmark means, the student will sit outside for the remainder of the period. When I get a chance the student and I will go and phone the parents of the student. The student will then have to explain why he/she are calling. The student will also have to write a paper. The 4th check mark means the student will get sent to the office to deal with the principal. On the following page there is a list of my Disruptive Demerits. Discouraging Disruptive Behavior
Ms. Trewatha’s Disruptive Demerits • Name on the board • Loose 5 minutes of recess • 1st Checkmark • Loose 10 minutes of recess • 2nd Checkmark • Sit outside and loose Recess • 3rd Checkmark • Call to Parents • 4th Checkmark • Sent to the office