Each year I would think about how long my classroom rules list could be to cover everything. Then, I realized that the longer the list, the students automatically tune out! I'm absolutely in LOVE with polka-dots so I created classroom "responsibilities". Instead of "Rules", I introduced it as "our" responsibilities, which includes myself! Short and to the point, I created eight responsibilities for the students. The responsibilities tie into my behavior management systems for "Go Green" and "Bucket Fillers"!
I printed these out and laminated them, and then hung them in the front of the room. It looks GREAT and will last forever once you laminate it!