Saturday, July 21, 2012

Classroom Rules

        This year will be my tenth year teaching and I am super excited.  I have actually made it to the point of the summer where I am looking forward to heading back to school.  I know it sounds a little crazy - I blame the back to school sales!  Anyway, as I begin preparing for the new school year and perusing all of the brilliant blogs and pinterest pins I can't help but wonder if I still love my classroom rules.  My rules have pretty much been the same since I began teaching (I adding one new rule when I came to third grade because my teaching partner wanted it and I wanted the rules to be consistent in both classrooms).  The rules in my classroom are:

1.  We keep our hands, feet, and all objects to ourselves.
2.  We listen when others are speaking.
3.  We treat others with kindness and respect.
4.  We always try our best!

        I chose these rules because they are what I feel is most important for a positive and productive learning environment.  I like that they are simple yet clear.  Then I found this picture below on pinterest. 

School rules 

        I don't think that it is necessary to add all of the above statements into my classroom rules, even though I agree with all of the thirteen statements.  So what I think I will do is print the poster, display it in the classroom and talk about all of the good points. 
        But, I have a question for you.  What are your classroom rules?  Do you have something that I don't?  Just wondering.  Please share your thoughts.  I can't wait to hear about your rules!

1 comment:

  1. I love this poster too. Those are just good things to remember. It is so popular right now. It reminds me of when classroom all had the poster of What I Need to Know I learned in Kindergarten. Do you remember that? Now, we all have the much cooler subway art in our classroom. We're so hip! :)

    The Teaching Thief