After you have established your classroom rules, the next step is to make sure you have a strong set of classroom consequences. I will have my classroom consequences displayed at the front of the classroom with our rules, weekly goals, and objectives. After we go through the rules on the first day of school, we will go through the consequences as well.
I will hand out a copy of the rules to each student and explain the reasoning for each consequence and how it is designed to help them refocus. I will also explain that I reserve the right to skip to any consequence as I see fit. They will sign the consequences and take them home. I will ask them to get a parent signature as well. This allows me to know everyone is on the same page with expectations. In my first email, I will also include explanations similar to the ones that we cover in class about consequences.