Classroom rules

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  1. KatieS

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    What are your classroom rules? I'm getting ready for my first year and would like to see ideas for what others use.
     
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  3. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    Keep it simple- 4 or 5 rules is best.

    Here's some simple ones to help you get started:



    1. FOLLOW DIRECTIONS

    2. KEEP HANDS, FEET, AND OBJECTS TO YOURSELF

    3. USE INSIDE VOICES

    4. BE KIND AND RESPECTFUL TO OTHERS

    5. CLEAN UP AFTER YOURSELF
     
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    My school has a list of 10 rules that I use in my classroom. They are general and cover alot. I don't have them in front of me but I can remember some of them:

    Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
    Talk only with permission. (kinda strict and usually doesn't apply in my classroom)
    Respect yourself, peers, and adults.
    Complete all classwork and homework.

    **These are just a few that I can remember off the top of my head. My big one is the first one. We also follow a CHAMPS expectation set-up.
    C: conversation
    H: how to get help
    A: activity
    M: movement
    P: participation
    For each activity (bus, assembly, hallway, bathroom)- a CHAMPS expectation is set-up for each of the letters.
    EXAMPLE:
    CHAMPS for the hallway
    C: no conversation
    H: raise your hand
    A: walking in 3 block, faced forward, hands off walls
    M: walking slowly
    P: looks like straight, quiet line
     
  5. Andrea L

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    Harry Wong says to have only five. The more you have, the harder they are for the children to memorize...
    Mine:
    1. Follow the directions the first time they are given.
    2. Keep hands, feet, and all objects to self.
    3. Raise hand before speaking.
    4. Treat others as you'd like to be treated.

    I can't remember the fifth one...I'll get back to you.
     
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    I always include smile and have fun! And try your hardest.
    I also keep it to 4-5 rules. Each year I have the kids brainstorm the rules on the first day, and it is funny b/c they almost always come up with the same 4 rules each year, no matter the group. I then type the rules and we all sign them and post them in a highly visible area.
     
  7. Mizz Lucy

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    Jun 28, 2006

    keep it simple:
    1. Respect yourself (I'm stupid, coloring on arms)
    2. Respect others (hitting, name calling, quiet while working)
    3. Respect ________ School (vandalism, bus behaviors)
    4. Respect the world around us (littering, clean up)

    We also have school rules:
    Express yourself with appropriate tone and volume
    Protect yourself and others from verbal/physical harm
     
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    I usually let the kids come up with the rules (3rd grade) and then we discuss how some rules fit into the same category. Next, I show them my classroom pledge and we determine if it covers everything. I call it a pledge rather than rules and tell them that they are promising me to do these certain things. Students don't seem to want to break a promise as much as they want to break the rules. My pledge is:

    I pledge to...
    Be responsible
    Be respectful
    Be safe
     
  9. MsWilks13

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    1. Respect Yourself and Others
    2. Follow Directions
    3. Listen Carefully
    4. Clean up your Mess
    5. Keep hands and feet Quiet

    * Bonus*- Have Fun Learning
     
  10. AZKinderTchr

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    I have 2 rules.

    Be Respectful.
    Work Hard.

    Everything falls under these 2 things in my opinion. We spend time whenever needed discussing what respect looks like, sounds like, etc.
     
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    I also let the kids make up the rules. On the first day we brainstorm all the rules they'd like to see to have a fun and safe learning environment. They usually come up with 20 or more. Then we look at them and see if we can come up with a general rule to cover some of the ones on the board. Once we pare it down to 4-5, we restate all of them in positive terms. (No don'ts)
     
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    rules

    1. Follow directions the first time they are given
    2. No abusive language
    3. Keep hands, feet, and other objects to yourself
    4. Use self-control
    5. Come to school everyday prepared to learn
     

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