Types of Negative Behavior:
    • Classroom Disruption
      • Disrupting or attempting to disrupt the normal operations of a classroom or distracting the learning of classmates.
      • Examples : talking, getting out of seat without permission, whistling, passing notes, calling out, audible noises that interfere with learning, etc.
    • Disruptive Classroom Transition
      • Delaying progression from one activity to another by not following directions quickly or completely.
      • Examples : talking out, delaying next activity, walking around without permission, not prepared for next activity, needing more than one prompt to complete task and prepare for next activity, etc.
    • Disruptive transition between settings
      • Loud or inappropriate movement while moving from one location to another.
      • Examples : getting out of line, talking while in line, playing in the bathroom, stomping feet, squeaking shoes, disturbing others, touching items on the walls, leaving area unclean or in disarray (ie. bathroom/cafe), etc.
    • Inappropriate Items at school
      • Student having possession of items that have been designated as inappropriate at school.
      • Examples : toys, trading cards, electronics, candy, gum, video games, etc.
    • Inappropriate talk about/or to others
      • Making negative comments or encouraging other to speak negatively about another person.
      • Examples : put downs, gossiping, name calling (ie. stupid/dummy), talking about relatives, clothes/appearance, academic competence, teasing, etc.
    • Inappropriate Playful Behavior
      • Engaging in rowdy/playful behavior without the intent of causing harm.
      • Examples : pushing, tripping, throwing objects, chasing, hitting, etc.
    • Non-directed Inappropriate Language
      • Using a curse word or inappropriate language that is not directed at another person.
      • Examples : cursing after dropping something or stubbing toe, etc., mumbling after being given directions (eg. "this sucks", "freakin", "crap", etc.)
    • Inappropriate Physical Contact
      • Intentional inappropriate physical contact.
      • Examples : pulling, shoving, pulling clothes, hand holding, hugging, invading personal space, etc.
    • Eating or Drinking without permission
      • Eating or drinking without permission of the teacher.
      • Examples : chewing gum, eating candy, sneaking snacks during instruction or work sessions, drinking, etc.
    • Uncooperative Behavior / Not Following Directions
      • Passive non-compliance with the request of the teacher.
      • Examples : not following directions, not doing work as asked (includes homework), not answering when spoken to, not responding to directions or prompts, etc. This includes: cheating using notes, copying off another paper or sharing answers with someone.

    Level 1 Behavior Consequences

    First Steps:
        - Verbal correction and review rules
        - Model appropriate behavior
        - Change seat location
        - Child writes explanation to parent
        - Make restitution
        - Loss of classroom privilege
        - Time out
        - Silent lunch
    Classroom discipline form will be started on the first offense.  Specialists will be given any forms to complete if necessary.
    Next Step:
    Classroom Discipline form is sent home for students in Kindergarten - 1st grade who have 3 offenses within a day. For 2nd - 5th grade, form is sent home when students have 3 offenses in a week. 
    If Level 1 behaviors continue after two Classroom Discipline forms have been sent home in one week, behaviors are considered chronic and are seen as Level 2.

Last Modified on August 1, 2011