Developing character qualities conducive for classroom peace takes guidance and practice. Our discipline rubric is built on the truths of God’s Word. “No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it” Hebrews 12:11. Emphasis is placed on being rightly related to the Lord while learning to be more like Jesus. Prayer, natural and logical consequence, combine with modeling and practice to form a solid foundation for discipleship/discipline in our kindergarten classroom.
take a discipling approach to discipline. Rules are created at the beginning of
the year with input from the students so that they understand the “why” behind
the rules. “Mistakes are for learning” is our mantra and every effort is made
to help children learn from their mistakes. Peace making skills are taught to
minimize tattling, and mutual respect is modeled and expected. Logical and
natural consequences are used when appropriate. Praying with and for the
students to have a desire to obey is practiced when children haven’t learned
from their mistakes through logical and natural consequences. Weekly behavior
reports are sent home informing parents of student’s efforts in obedience,
respect, and becoming a good friend.