Here is the link : http://www.thekinderpolkadotpatch.com/2012/06/classroom-rules.html
|This is an older photo-- I had to move the signs since I needed more white board space :)|
Here are my motions~ we use both hands for each rule:
Rule #1: Listen (point to your ears) when your teacher (kids point to me) is talking (move hands together and apart like a mouth).
Rule #2: Follow directions quickly. (As we say this, we snap out fingers along with each word and say the rule quickly.)
Rule #3: Respect others (point out), respect yourself (point to yourself), and respect your school (point to the ground).
*I use the alternate Rule 3 from Ashley found HERE.
Rule #4: Raise your hand (raise your right hand) to speak (make moving mouth motion) or stand use index and middle finger to 'walk').
Rule #5: Be safe (hug yourself), be kind (cover your heart with both hands), be honest (place right hand up, like you were about to testify).
I have the kids practice these each morning before we begin our Morning Meeting. I used to lead it, but I now leave that up to the Morning Meeting Leader and I do it along with them.
These rules are posted at the front of our class going down the whiteboard next to our smiley face/sad face scoreboards.