This document contains 13 classroom expectations posters and a « In this classroom… » poster for your display. These posters will add some color to your classroom and your students will enjoy looking at them! The expectations are written in the « In this classroom we… » format to emphasize the fact that this is the way everyone behaves when they enter your classroom. They are straight forward and easy to understand for elementary students. You may find that some of these expectations are somewhat redundant but I have found over the years that students tend to follow expectations better when they are precise and pinpoint specific behaviors. I have chosen these 13 expectations over my years of teaching to cover every possible misbehavior you might encounter in the classroom. If you do not like one of the expectations you can of course decide not to display it. I usually introduce 2-3 expectations a day during the first week of school (by explaining and modeling them) and reward the children who follow them with my reward system.
The expectations included are:
- We listen when someone else is talking;
- We raise our hand for permission to talk or leave our seat;
- We follow directions quickly;
- We are kind and polite to everyone;
- We take care of our classroom and supplies;
- We are safe;
- We are positive and we do our best;
- We stay on task;
- We work quietly;
- We participate and ask questions;
- We have a growth mindset;
- We respect others’ learning;
- We have fun!
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