This activity uses the Caldecott winning book, "Officer Buckle and Gloria" by Peggy Rathman, to introduce K-2 students to the classroom rules and discuss the importance of having rules. In this beginning of the year activity, students listen to a read aloud of the picture book and then create "classroom tips" to read and act out. An additional activity is also included in this lesson plan. Created originally for use in a library classroom, this lesson can be used for grade level teachers as well. By Stacy Holbrook, preK-8 school librarian.