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Behaviors: Definitions

Sikeston Kindergarten and Early Childhood Center

 

 

Behaviors:  Definitions 

 

Minor Behaviors:  

           

            Inappropriate Language – Student engages in low-intensity instance of inappropriate language.

 

            Physical Contact - Student engages in non-serious, but inappropriate physical contact.

 

            Defiance/Disrespect/Non-Compliance - Student engages in brief or low-intensity failure to respond to adult requests.

 

            Disruption - Student engages in low-intensity, but inappropriate disruption.

 

            Property Misuse - Student engages in low-intensity misuse of property.

 

Major Behaviors:

 

            Abusive Language/Inappropriate Language/Profanity - Student engages in verbal messages that include swearing, name-calling or use of words in an inappropriate way.

 

            Fighting/Physical Aggression - Student engages in actions involving serious physical contact where injury may occur (hitting, punching, hitting with an object, kicking, biting – breaking the skin, leaving marks, doing intentionally).

 

            Harassment/Bullying - Student delivers repeated messages that include threats, intimidation, obscene gestures, pictures, and/or written notes.  Student repeatedly makes physical contact with an individual disregarding adult requests to stop.

 

            Repetitive Disruptions - Student engages in a behavior that interrupts classroom instruction or class activity continuously.

 

            Property Damage/Vandalism – Student deliberately impairs the usefulness of school property or property of peers.

 

            Theft – Student is in possession of something that does not belong to him/her without the owner’s permission.

 

            Use/Possession of Weapons – Student is in possession of knives or guns (real or look alike) or other objects capable to causing bodily harm.

Possible Motivation

 

  •  Obtain Peer Attention:  Student engages in problem behavior(s) to gain peer(s) attention.

 

  • Obtain Adult Attention:  Student engages in problem behavior(s) to gain adult(s) attention.

 

  • Obtain Items/Activities:  Student engages in problem behavior(s) to gain items and/or activities.

 

  • Avoid Tasks/Activities:  Student engages in problem behavior(s) to get away/escape from tasks and/or activities.

 

  • Avoid Peer(s):  Student engages in problem behavior(s) to get away from/escape peer(s).

 

  • Avoid Adult:  Student engages in problem behavior(s) to get away from adult(s).

 

  • Other:  Possible motivation for referral is not listed above.  Staff using this area will specify the possible motivation for this student’s problem behavior.

 

  • Unknown Motivation:  Student engages in problem behavior(s) for unclear reason.

 

 

Others Involved

 

  •  None:  Student engages in problem behavior incident alone.

 

  •  Peers:  Student engages in problem behavior incident with peer(s).

 

  • Staff:  Student engages in problem behavior incident with staff.