Our school's positive behavior system emphasizes behaviors that allow all members of our community to feel safe. Each day we remind students to
"Go for the
," or Give respect, Own your actions, Listen and Learn and Do your best! We explicitly teach students what these character traits looks like and sound like in different areas of the school. In addition to practicing these behaviors in the classroom, students learn how to demonstrate them in the hallways, cafeteria, playground and specials. Students who are caught exhibiting these traits are awarded golden tickets. Golden ticket winners are entered in a school raffle where the coveted prize is a school elevator pass.
First through fifth graders ended the week with a Go For the GOLD assembly. Students in each grade level engaged in collaborative activities that required them to demonstrate these behaviors. Students used teamwork, for example, to get their whole class on the climbing wall, transfer a ball across the gym and pass a hula hoop throughout the grade level. At the completion of each activity students reflected on how they demonstrated respect, owned their actions, listened and learned and did their best. Practicing the positive behaviors that keep our school emotionally and physically safe was a fun and meaningful way to end the week.