All of my back-to-school resources in one place (at a discount!) PLUS a new, never seen before, freebie :)
This product is EDITABLE (text only) so that you can customize your schedule.
I have included a set of pre-made daily schedule cards with a prevalent focus on the word "inquiry" will be perfect if you are in a PYP school. :)
For longevity, I like to print mine on regular paper and then laminate them on card stock.
Classroom Rules and Expectations:
Set yourself up for a successful year with these rules and expectations:
Try Your Best
All of your school and classroom expectations can be under the "umbrella" of these 5 core values.
I like to introduce the rules on the first day. Then each day we look at one more closely by reading a picture book that corresponds with the value. After the story book students fill out the page about that rule. We then add details to our Rules and Expectations Anchor Chart next to each rule.
At the end of the week, students sign the rules as a form of agreement.
These 5 rules are simple and very effective. I'm a big believer in framing things in terms of what students CAN do, rather than what they can NOT do (Positive Discipline!). You will find these rules have endless adaptations for whatever might occur in your classroom.
This procedure has saved me a lot of hassle over the years and I hope it helps you too!
About this Product:
Student writing lines are Handwriting Without Tears style (double line)
Student pages have a place for students to write their name and their student number (usually given in alphabetical order)
I have included 4 different "cover" options:
My Class Rules and Expectations
Our Class Agreements
Our Classroom Agreements
Our Classroom Rules
I have also included two versions of the student pages (plus an option to use a sentence starter, or have a blank space for student writing):
I can be kind
I can be safe
I can be responsible
I can be respectful
I can try my best
I am kind
I am safe
I am responsible
I am respectful
I always try my best
Why use Guided Discovery?
If you have ever used Responsive Classroom elements you are probably familiar with the term ”Guided Discovery”.
Guided Discovery is a intentional method of introducing classroom materials to students (both everyday materials and special occasion materials). It is structured in a “Positive Discipline” light (i.e. focusing on what students CAN do rather than what they can NOT do.)
After materials are introduced and students complete the personal discovery sheets the whole class outlines the proper way to use materials on chart paper. When poor choices are made later in the year they are easily redirected with a quick mention of the chart and the question “Is that how we are supposed to use…?”
A blank Reflection Sheet is also included for when students make mistakes or need reminders about how to properly use materials.
This method frees up the teacher to not need to imagine the millions of scenarios where things could be misused (ex. I would have never thought that I needed to tell my students not to stab glue sticks with scissors, but turns out, that’s the type of thing that would happened in my classroom before I began using guided discovery at the beginning of the school year). Guided Discovery provides clear perimeters and boundaries in the classroom without over using the terms ”no” and “don’t”, helping to create a positive and safe feeling of community and order in the classroom.
This packet has both structured and unstructured discovery sheets making it adaptable for different grades and age groups.
Guided Discovery pages included for:
blank guided discovery sheet
2 reflection sheets
I Wish My Teacher Knew
"I wish my teacher knew..."
Includes 4 different options (2 layouts, with/out prompts)
Also includes teacher pages "I wish my students knew..."
*Great beginning of the year activity.
*Good for younger students who are more comfortable drawing than writing.
*Black and white. Print and go.
"First Day Jitters" Selfie
Easy print and go activity to accompany a reading of
by Julie Danneberg (book not included)
*Can also be used without the book.
THANK YOU & HAPPY TEACHING