Behavior Expectation Lesson Plan
Created by Ben & Nathan in January 2011
Teach – September 15, 2011
Kelly & Shantel


Mrs. N. demonstrates improper
cafeteria behavior. -->

Behavior expectation or rule to be taught: Be Responsible 

Location for expectation:  Cafeteria

Rationale- It is important to be responsible in the cafeteria.  It is important to keep your table and cafeteria clean so we have no injuries in the cafeteria.  It is also important to eat what you take so we do not waste food.

Note: Remind students about not throwing away silver, bring all you need (cold/home lunch, slushy money and drinks/water bottles, and no eating food out of cafeteria.  In grades 4-5 students are not allowed to take any food out of the cafeteria since they do not have snack time.

 Provide examples to help students better understand what is and what is not the expected behavior:

Examples of expected behavior. Choose examples of that best “fits” the general case of what the behavior expectation


Non examples of expected behavior that are:

·     More similar to examples of expected behavior rather than outrageous non-examples

·     Typical of what students do when they are not engaged in the expected behavior


Bob and Bill eat their lunch clean up their mess at their table and make sure the trash make it into the garbage, silverware goes in the tub, and trays are put in the correct area.


Bob and Bill are getting their lunch and take one scoop of each item from the salad bar knowing that they can come back for more if they want. 



Bob and Bill eat their lunch leave food and wrappers on the table and floor.  Someone else comes to eat at their table and cannot find a clean spot to eat.   Then Bob and Bill take their trays and silverware and throw it in the trash.  Now the school has to purchase new silverware and trays.

Bob and Bill are getting their lunch and take six scoops of olives and end up dumping them on the floor and in the trash because they could not eat all of them. 

Provide opportunities to practice and build fluency:

1.Set aside a few minutes right before lunch to review and practice the rule.

2. As the teacher models, have individual students demonstrate examples and nonexamples of the following the rule (role play)

3.Tell students about the consequences for following and not following the rules