Welcome to Third Grade!
    *Behavior Policy*

    This year we’ll be encouraging positive skills, like kindness, perseverance and teamwork, with ClassDojo. Class Dojo is an interactive behavior system that 3rd-5th grade will use, that also instantly communicates with you. It is an online platform that we will utilize to monitor individual and whole class student behavior this year. Students earn points for positive behavior. In addition, students may lose points for poor behavior. Whole class and negative individual student points will reset at the beginning of each month. Positive individual student points will carry over to the next month. Feel free to check out their website and resources for more information:


    Click the following link to join our Class Dojo:




    How to Earn Points:

    Students will receive one point for the following behaviors also found in the Handbook:

    Helping Others

    Working Hard

    Staying in Workspace

    Being On Task

    Showing Kindness

    Showing Positivity


    Following Safety Rules

    Following Class Expectations

    Teacher compliment

    Principal Point(2 points)

    and other positive behaviors we catch our awesome 3rd graders doing!


    Individual Rewards:

    Students can trade in their points for various classroom prizes. We will discuss these prizes with your students!


    Whole Class Rewards:

    If the whole class receives a total number of points determined by the teacher by the end of the month, the whole class will participate in a monthly behavior incentive activity (i.e. park day, movie day, donut day, etc.)


    How to Lose Points:

    Students will lose one point for the following behaviors also found in the Handbook:

    Disrespectful behavior towards the staff or classmates

    Interrupting the teacher or classmates

    Leaving your learning area/ classroom without permission

    Pushing and shoving

    Chewing gum

    Uniform referral

    Being repeatedly unprepared for class

    Throwing minor items

    Minor damage of property (zero cost)

    Shouting out 


    Touching others

    Taking off mask without permission

    Missing Homework


    Students will lose 5 points and receive an automatic detention for the following behaviors:


    Repetitive threats of violence

    Battery/ Fighting (minor injury)

    Throwing desks or chairs

    Bullying or Cyberbullying

    Cheating/ Plagiarism

    Repetitive use of obscene language / gestures

    Stealing or defacing school property or the property of others (cost)

    Repetitive disrespect towards staff or classmates

    Use of sexual language or gestures


    Individual Consequences:

    Once a student has received a total of negative five points, they will receive a consequence determined by the teacher (note/email home, detention, etc.).