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Old 07-02-2006, 02:29 AM
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I can't seem to sleep tonight (as you can see by the time stamp), but I had an idea for classroom rules, but it needs some work. I will be teaching middle school math (6th grade) this fall, and it is my first classroom. I had an idea to use the word "RESPECT" as an acrostic for my rules. "R" would stand for something, "E" would also , and so on. I can only come up with a few, and they all seem to focused on the same thing right now.

R- respond appropriately
E - expect nothing but the best
S- Study!
P- perform your best, always
E- expect to be treated as you treat others
C - communicate
T- take responsibility for your actions

 
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Old 07-02-2006, 05:57 AM
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I really like the poem. I wanted to create an acrostic with respect last year, but I thought the one I created sounded corny. Do you mind if I "borrow" yours?
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Old 07-02-2006, 10:24 AM
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Maybe the C would be Come prepared to learn (i.e. have homework, pens, paper, good attitude) Looks great!
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Old 07-02-2006, 10:58 AM
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That is a much better C.... Thanks!

Please, "borrow" away! I don't mind at all. That's one of the reasons for the forums, to get ideas... I am flattered you would like to try one of mine.
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Old 07-02-2006, 11:58 AM
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I LOVE THIS! Can I also "steal" ? :-)
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Old 07-02-2006, 04:35 PM
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I LOVE this! May I also steal? It is a great and creative way to get the kids to read the rules.
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Old 07-02-2006, 05:24 PM
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They're certainly easier to remember when they're arranged that way. When we redid our "rules" several years ago, we tried lots of different approaches and ended up with "guidelines for success" instead of rules. I've yet to find a single infraction that didn't violate at least one of the guidelines.

1. Respect yourself and others.
2. Be responsible.
3. Do your best.
4. Set positive goals.
5. Search for good choices.

I just wish they were easier to remember!
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Old 07-03-2006, 12:10 PM
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These are our rules...but I love the idea of an acrostic
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Old 07-03-2006, 12:11 PM
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1. Be on time; Be Prepared

2. Respect yourself, others, and school

property

3. Be on task

4. Follow Directions

5. Be cooperative
oops...forgot to post them!! LOL!
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Old 07-04-2006, 04:19 PM
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Originally Posted by myangel52
I can't seem to sleep tonight (as you can see by the time stamp), but I had an idea for classroom rules, but it needs some work. I will be teaching middle school math (6th grade) this fall, and it is my first classroom. I had an idea to use the word "RESPECT" as an acrostic for my rules. "R" would stand for something, "E" would also , and so on. I can only come up with a few, and they all seem to focused on the same thing right now.

R- respond appropriately
E - expect nothing but the best
S- Study!
P- perform your best, always
E- expect to be treated as you treat others
C - communicate
T- take responsibility for your actions
I also love your acrostic. However, some of them are not enforceable rules - they aren't concrete enough. However, I think this should be your class pledge or motto.
 

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