Thursday, August 7, 2014

Throwback Thursday Back to School Rules

Here is a throwback to September 2, 2012.  I use the posters when having the children brainstorm expectations around the school.  I plan on using these with my new fifth graders.  I will read "Back to School Rules" and "What If Everbody Did That."  Read below for my original post.

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 comment:

  1. I am always interested in new things for my classroom. These books look like they will be a great addition to my library. In the past, I have used First Day Jitters, Chrysanthemum, and How to Fill a Bucket. One of my co-workers recommended 7 Habits of Healthy Kids, but I haven't purchased it yet.
    Off to Amazon! Thanks!