Classroom Management

Our Johnston BEAR Pledge:

At Johnston Elementary, we are a family of life-long learners. We put forth our BEST EFFORT, ENCOURAGE OTHERS, ACT RESPONSIBLY, SHOW RESPECT, and are SAFE at all times. We are the Johnston Bears, even when no one is watching.

Establishing a safe, fun, caring classroom is essential in ensuring each student reaches his full potential this school year.  Please read the class expectations, rewards, and consequences and discuss them with your child. 

Class Expectations

Best effort: Come prepared and try your hardest.

Encourage others:Be kind and helpful to others.

Act responsibly: Work quietly in your area.

Respect: Look at and listen to others .

Safety: Keep hands, feet, and other object to yourself. 

You child will earn “BEAR Bucks” for individual positive behavior. They can earn these at any time and from any adult in the school for following the “BEARS rules.”

Some of the things you can earn with BEARS Bucks:

Sidewalk chalk at recess 
Homework pass
Wear slippers for the day
Extra computer time
Choose a mystery reader
Extra art time
Extra music time
Choose music for the class to listen to while working
Wear a hat for the day
Lunch with a buddy from another class
Sit at teacher’s desk for the day

Write with a special marker or pen for the day
Stuffed animal on your desk for the day
Extra 15 minutes recess
Read with a buddy from another class

h with principal