Have you ever noticed how kids love to hear stories about other kids making bad choices? It is human nature to want to know that others make mistakes too. These characters/puppets make a lot of mistakes in the classroom! They include Rudy Red, Yelling Yellow, Bobby Blue, Blurt Out Brown, Goof Off Gray, Pokey Pink, Pouty Purple, Whiney White, Wheny White, Tattle Tale Tan, Greedy Green, and Bossy Black. We can not forget about Cool Chester, Cool Chelsea, and Cool Charlie! They remember to follow the rules and are the coolest kids in town! This set includes a picture and story that could be glued to the back of the picture to each rule breaker and rule follower. These discussion cards could be used in a classroom discussion or as a bulletin board set. The set also includes a puppet for each character that can be attached to a craft stick that could be used in an interactive role play of classroom rules.
I have used these characters in a kindergarten classroom for 17 years to teach color recognition, color words, and classroom rules all at the same time. Recently, I have used the characters in a second grade classroom and incorporated writing assignments and the reading skill of cause and effect with the characters. Second graders enjoy the kids just as much as the kindergarten kids. My students are always on the edge of their seats waiting to hear about the new rule breaker kids. We role play and discuss one new character per day. Finally, we all make a promise to try to be like the cool kids and be a part of The Cool Kids Club. This is a Fun Way to introduce classroom rules to your students.