New Teacher needs a list of the rules to follow in the classroom!

Discussion in 'Elementary Education' started by Maestra Ita, Jul 13, 2007.

  1. Maestra Ita

    Maestra Ita Rookie

    Apr 20, 2007
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    Jul 13, 2007

    Hi, this is my first year teaching and I still don't have a list for the rules. Can anyone help me? I just need help with my English it's not that I can think of something.....
    Teaching in Puerto Rico English...I love this site!
  3. teachingmomof4

    teachingmomof4 Groupie

    Aug 25, 2006
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    Jul 14, 2007

    Are you wanting rules for the kids to follow or a list of procedures and rules to teach them in the first weeks?

    Things to teach them at the beginning of the year:
    *how to use the bathroom (when to go/how many can go at once)
    *when and how to sharpen pencils
    *how to line up
    *how to come to the floor and sit
    *how to get out of their chair without hurting someone
    *how to walk in the hallways
    *lunch procedures
    *morning work/routine
    *heading their paper (depending on what grade you teach)
    *turning in homework
    *giving you notes and lunch money
    *fire drill routine
    *lockdown routine
    *any other emergency drills
    *end of the day routine
    *raising their hand during discussion
    *how to behave during a discussion

    Many more...

    Classroom Rules

    1. Be ready and responsible.
    2. Respect others and their property.
    3. Be honest.
    4. Always try your best.

    When you make rules, you want to make sure that you state them negatives. Also, I'm not sure what grade you teach but you don't want to have too many rules,especially if you teach younger children. Read the book "The Essential 55," by Ron Clark. He has a list of 55 rules (;) ) that he teaches his students. You don't have to teach them all of them (some may not apply to you) but it's a good place to start.
  4. noreenk

    noreenk Cohort

    Jun 19, 2007
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    Jul 14, 2007

    I like to brainstorm rules with my kids the first day of school. There are lots of different ways to do this (have each child write some down, work in small groups, or do it whole-group), but we usually vote on what we think is most important and see what rules we can group together. I don't like to overwhelm my students with a long list, so we usually pick 5-10 simply stated rules and I have students write them neatly for us to post in the classroom. Then I have all the students sign the chart to remind them that the rules are for and by them.

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