Kick off your year on a peaceful note with this unit of activities about rules, making good choices, and being a good friend! This is perfect to implement during the beginning of the school year, but could be used for reinforcement year-round. It teaches, celebrates, and reinforces respect, kindness, peace, and friendship! :) Printable activities are included, as well as resources you can use year-round such as tickets and award certificates!
* ___________ Can Follow the Rules Book. Students draw a picture of each rule being carried out. They can also write a sentence below describing the picture. They “sign” the bottom to agree to the rule. 12 pages are included with a variety of common rules, plus a blank page for rules that may not be included:
-Cover, I can be safe, I can be kind, I can respect others, I can respect property, I can listen, I can follow directions, I can be responsible, I can raise my hand, I can be ready to learn, I can always do my best, blank page for students to fill in a rule
* Respect: Looks Like/Sounds Like Chart – Draw/write examples of what respect looks like and sounds like.
* I Can Be a Good Friend – Draw and write one way to be a good friend.
* I Can Make Good Choices Sort – Cut and paste each choice under “Good Choice” or “Not a Good Choice.”
* Be a Buddy, Not a Bully- Draw/write ways to be a buddy, draw/write examples of bullying.
* The Most Important Rule – Draw and write
* How can we have Peace at School? – Draw and write
* How do you Show Someone Respect? – Draw and write
* Blank page with writing lines and friend clipart
* Peaceful Kids Are/Can/Have chart
* “Let’s Talk About It” Activity Cards: Use these when teaching rules or after the rules have been taught. Each card contains common scenarios in lower grade levels. Read the card and have a class discussion with students.
* Reward Cards – Thanks for Keeping the Peace! (Color, Black and White). Pass out to students when they are being peaceful. Allow them to save for special rewards you determine. (Prize box, lunch with teacher, etc.)
* Reward Cards – B.U.G Awards (This stands for “being unusually good!”). Color/Black and white. Pass out when students are following classroom rules. Allow them to save for special rewards you determine. (Prize box, lunch with teacher, etc.)
* Reward Certificates (2) – Way to Go! Hooray for You! Send home with students to recognize and reinforce positive behavior.
* Reminder Slip – Use when you want students to reflect on their behavior. Emphasize that everyone makes mistakes and have them select what they “forgot” to do. Space for teacher comments is included, then have them write briefly about what they did wrong or what they will do next time. Parents sign and return to school.
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