“Pawsitive” Behavior Matrix

“Pawsitive” Behavior

Eastfield Global Magnet School-Home of the Wildcats


(P) Positive Attitude

(A) Academic Excellence

(W) Work Together

(S) Safe and in Control


(homeroom or special area)

  • Use positive words
  • Listen with your eyes, ears, and heart
  • Believe in yourself and do your best
  • Share Materials
  • Smile at others
  • Stay on task
  • Give 100% effort in classwork and homework
  • Ask for help when  needed
  • Complete all work
  • Recognize sometimes you are a leader and sometimes you follow others lead
  • Ask rather than tell team members what to do
  • Share responsibility-everyone contributes
  • Follow all procedures
  • Ask permission before leaving
  • Listen to all announcements
  • Use materials properly


  • Say “please” and “thank you” to  cafeteria staff
  • Eat your food
  • Do not ask for others’ food
  • Stand silently in line for tray pick up and drop off to show respect for cafeteria staff
  • Eat breakfast and lunch everyday to fuel the brain and the body
  • Eat at least two components from your meal to provide your brain and body with multiple vitamins and minerals
  • Help someone with their tray if needed
  • Help clean up the space around you
  • Throw all trash in the trashcan
  • Share responsibilities for wiping the tables and sweeping the floor
  • Leave the table cleaner than you found it
  • Use a quiet voice
  • Earn your PAW as a class each day
  • Talk with 3-4 around you and not across tables
  • Always sit on your bottom


  • Take turns with the equipment
  • Cheer on your classmates
  • Be a good sport
  • Be active-run and graph your 5K laps to increase endorphins which promote brain function
  • Say kind words and encourage peers
  • Exit and Enter building from recess quietly
  • Leave rocks, twigs, and mulch on the ground
  • Use equipment properly
  • Be aware of others


  • Stay in line and move silently so others continue learning
  • Keep hands and feet to yourself
  • Go directly to your destination and return promptly to avoid lost instructional time
  • Pay attention and keep eyes forward so you are prepared to stop or move as the class stops or moves
  • Use walking feet and not running feet
  • Stay with your class
  • Walk on the right side of the hallway


  • Wait patiently as needed
  • Use the restroom quickly and quietly and return to class
  • Ask your teacher to use the restroom at independent work times or center times
  • Be courteous and flush after use
  • Knock before entering a stall
  • Give others privacy
  • Wash your hands after use
  • Keep feet on the floor
  • Place all paper towels in trash



  • Say “good morning” and “have a good evening” to at least three others
  • Show pride and care entering and exiting school
  • Know where you are supposed to be and head straight there
  • Be on time for school (7:45) and ready for dismissal announcements (2:40)
  • Keep belongings neat and tidy
  • Use a quiet voice when speaking to the person next to you in your bus seat
  • Observe “No Talking” expectation for car pool and 2nd load
  • Do not stand or turn around on the bus
  • Wait patiently loading buses or standing at cones
  • Car riders should have seat belts fastened
  • Honor teachers on duty and Safety Patrol Team


  • Listen attentively
  • Make eye contact with presenters
  • Applaud when appropriate
  • Be involved and engaged; ask questions if appropriate
  • Think about the information or presentations given
  • Be ready to share something new you learned
  • Sit up so others have enough space
  • When entering, start by filling up the top rows first
  • Let those sitting on the lower seats exit first
  • Keep bottoms seated on steps
  • If you have to leave, be aware of fingers and toes
  • Observe the space between your feet and others’ backs