This is my third year working with a new classroom management tool called Class Dojo. Class Dojo is a web based program which allows teachers to track students’ behaviors (positive and negative) easily and efficiently. The program is based on points, and students can be given positive points for things like being on task, being respectful, participating, working hard, and following Rug Rules. On the other hand, points can be taken away if students are off task, talking during the lesson, or shouting out without raising a hand. Students and parents have an access code so they can log on to the website. On the site, they are able to see how many points they have, which positive behaviors were noted, and which negative behaviors they need to work on. Every other Friday, students will be given a “Dojo Ticket” for every point they earn. They can use the Dojo tickets to buy items in our classroom store or to earn privileges like choosing their seat for the day or bringing a stuffed animal to school.
One of the best features of Class Dojo is that it allows me to send parents a “behavior and skills report” every Friday by email or throughout the week if necessary. Your child will also receive a weekly Parent Dojo Sheet in the homework folder. If your child returns it the following week he/she will receive five Dojo Points showing me that you saw your child’s status for the week. All you need to do is use the parent access code to get signed up. You will be receiving the access code shortly as soon as school begins. My hope is that this will help you get a better understanding of your child’s behavior each week. Thank you