Sunday, September 2, 2012

Establishing School Rules- Freebie

This week I will be establishing and focusing on Rules and Being Good Citizens of Our School as part our of Social Studies Curriculum.  I think it is important that the children take part in the process of creating our rules; they need to understand what they are, what they look like and why we have them.  I will use the documents below to brainstorm with the kids as we talk about each area.

I have several books that I use and I have ordered a few new ones from Amazon.   I will read these books during the week and chart our rules that we use in the classroom, hallways, cafeteria and recess.  We will then narrow down our ideas to 3-4 rules for each chart.  I plan to have the kids create posters to hang in the specific school areas displaying our expectations.  I will post our final projects at a later date.
If Everybody DidWhat If Everybody Did That?

Back-to-School Rules (Carolrhoda Picture Books)

The Golden RuleDo Unto Otters: A Book About Manners

I did not order these books but thought they might be good for younger grades.

Manners at School (Way to Be! Manners)Manners on the Playground (Way to Be!)

Manners in the Lunchroom (Way to Be!)


  1. These are such great books! Which one is your favorite? I think the "What if everybody did that?" looks really good. I'm bookmarking this post!!!

    Fourth Grade Lemonade

  2. Caitlyn,

    If I could buy only one, "What If Everybody Did That"