I’ve seen classroom rules that are pages long
created to cover every situation
when in reality
two rules will do.
So on the first day of class
we talk about expectations
we talk about what is ok
what is not ok
I ask the children
what would some good rules be?
and they say
no running, no hitting, no throwing things,
no making fun of people
we are able to ask ourselves two questions
Is what I am doing/about to do /did
Is what I am doing/about to do/did
If we answer no to either than what we doing/about to do/did is not ok for my classroom.
2 classroom rules that make it easy for kids to follow the rules