Kids' Korner at Macdonough School

A Before and After School Program of the Northern Middlesex Y

Ask Your Child if Their Class Was “PURPLE PERFECT”… December 11, 2013

Filed under: Site Happenings — KK @ MacD @ 9:27 pm

During Homework and Enrichment Center Time (3:30-4:30pm), we have rules and expectations for our children…

  • We “PAUSE FOR A CAUSE” and ask that they put their name on top of all of their papers.
  • We ask that they complete as much of their Homework as possible in the allotted time.
  • We ask that they complete the remainder of their Homework at home if it isn’t finished with us.
  • We ask that they raise their hand and ask for help if they need it.
  • We ask that they make revisions on work that is done incorrectly.
  • We ask that they show the staff that they have completed their Homework.
  • We ask them to put the Homework into their folders, and their folders into their backpacks.
  • We ask them to be RESPONSIBLE and return the Homework to school the next day.

But most importantly… we request that they SHOW RESPECT for their peers, by using a whisper voice and not being a distraction during Homework and Enrichment Center Time.  This behavior is measured by a colored cup system on each grade-level’s Homework Location Table.

The colors are as follows:

  • Purple Perfect: Children are behaving in a respectful, responsible, caring, and honest way.
  • Yellow Yield: A warning for loud or disruptive behavior.
  • Red Alert: A final warning and cause for a negative consequence (depending on the offense).


Classes can move down colors and up colors based on their behavior.  Yellow Yield is a change to think about their actions and right the wrong.  Red Alert means they have to put in double the work to get back to Purple Perfect.

Classes that are able to “stay on purple” throughout Homework Time are able to add a tally mark to the PURPLE PERFECT POSSE sheet.  At the end of each month, we count the tallies to see who is in the lead. In October, the First Grade received the most tallies.  In November, our 5th Graders were victorious.  The 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Graders will be starting this same color-coded Homework Behavior Program in their Homework Space.


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