Thursday, June 5, 2014

Classroom Rules FREEBIE

So, during the last week of school, one of my sweeties pointed to my class rules and said, "What do these even say anyway?" I read them off to him and explained the rules, but in my head I was thinking, "SAY WHAT?!? It's the last week of school and you don't know the rules!?!" So, I gave it some examination and some thought. Here is what I came up with.:

Were my rules clearly posted? Yup-They were hanging right by the door in a super cute fashion. ;)
Had I thoroughly explained the rules and expectations? You betcha! We spent a lot of time on this at the beginning of the year!
Were the rules enforced?  ALL OF THE TIME, Yes-indeedily-do!

So, what was the problem?

Were the rules easy to read? Honestly, the answer was no. I could read the cutesy wootsy font, but the rules weren't there for me. I needed to make them primary RtI kiddo friendly ASAP!
Did the images correlate with the rule?  Again, no, the clip art was really precious, but it wasn't a true illustration of the rule. For example, the rule about respecting school property just had a picture of a red schoolhouse. Cute? Yes!  Functional and purposeful? No.
Why did this sweetie not know the rules?  Well, I had gone over the rules in August, but I have an RtI classroom and sweeties come and go all year. This particular sweetie didn't join my class until October. So, he had missed my whole spiel about the rules. I need to remember to review the rules from time to time. His confusion was completely my fault!

So, I spent a little time creating a new set of rules to post. Cute? I think so. Easy to read? YES! Images match the rule? Hallelujah!  Easy to display? Yes, I will only have to switch out my old rules for these! SCORE!

If you would like to score these for yourself, just click {HERE} or click on any of the pictures. All of the credits are listed in the download.

** I included two different versions of the "I will treat school property with care" rule. One has a desktop computer and the other has an iPad/tablet. Not all schools have the same technology handy and I wanted the image to work for you.












So, what class rules work for you? How do you know they are effective? I would love to hear from you if these are helpful to you!

5 comments:

  1. Awesome!!! I will definitely be downloading. I have never thought about these things before. I had to giggle about the technology comment. Hugs!

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    1. Awww, thanks, sweet friend! Hugs to you, too!

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  2. I can not tell you how helpful that is
    many thanks

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  3. Awesome! Thank you so much.

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  4. Thankyou! These are fantastic! Perfect illustrations, perfect font. I love it!

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