These 5 classroom rules are based on (and tweaked a bit) the Whole Brain Teaching Method:
1. Follow directions quickly.
2. Raise my hand if I have something to ask or share.
3. Treat my teachers and classmates with respect.
4. Make smart choices.
5. Always keep my dear teacher happy. :)
Glue these onto colored card stock or construction paper and laminate for durability. Make sure they are posted near your whole-group instruction area. You may even want to make a smaller set to take into the hallway with you. Teach motions for each rule and chant them daily to keep order and continuity in your classroom.