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Friday, September 2, 2011

Schoolwide CHAMPs Expectations

At Crossroads Charter Academy Elementary, students work and play within a structure of expectations in order to be the best they can be. This structure is called CHAMPs. CHAMPs is a set of guidelines that specifically teaches students what is expected of them in all situations. The CHAMPs acronym stands for: (C) Conversation - How do students communicate during the activity? (H) Help - How can students get questions answered during the activity? (A) Activity - What is the task/objective of the activity? (M) Movement - How do students move about during the activity? (P) Participation - What does appropriate student behavior for the activity look like or sound like? The staff at Crossroads Elementary has developed CHAMPs expectations for all common areas around the building such as hallway, playground, bathroom, etc. Each classroom has a specific set of CHAMPs expectations for how to function within the classroom.

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