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Classroom rules for 4 year olds?
Old 08-30-2006, 05:43 PM
 
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Does anyon have suggestions for good classroom rules for 4 year olds? Fewer is better...thanks


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Positive Guidance Rules
Old 09-01-2006, 08:21 PM
 
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I begin every school year talking to the children about the rules that we need to have to keep us all safe and happy during our time at school. The children give lots of input and are quick to list many things we shouldn’t do while at school. (No hitting, no pushing, no yelling, etc.) I list all the ideas the children have and then we discuss how all the things tell us what we couldn’t or shouldn’t do. I then ask them if it would be easier to have a list of things we SHOULD do for our classroom rules and they agree it would be much better. So here are our class rules:

* We use our walking feet
* We use our inside voices
* We keep our hands and feet to ourselves
* We use our manners and respect others
* We take turns and share
* We use our listening ears
* We keep our room neat and tidy

I have found using these positive guidance statements works much better than giving children a long list of things they are not allowed to do.

~Hope this helps,
Valori
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Old 09-01-2006, 09:44 PM
 
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I have these for my kindergarten class:
Be Respectful
Be Responsible
Be Safe

For the first week (and ongoing, really), we talk A LOT about what those words mean: respectful means you listen and "be nice", responsible means you do your work and clean up, safe means you keep your body safe with yourself and others, etc. I got some colorful bee cutouts from the teacher store, wrote those rules on the back of them, used yarn and a hole punch to make necklaces, and had each child "promise" me those rules before I gave them a necklace to wear home. With that, I also sent a letter to parents, explaining my rules and discipline procedures and requesting that they talk more about those words with their kids. They're big concepts, but if the average four year old can memorize dinosaur names, he or she is ready for some social ideas as well. Especially if everyone around him uses the same vocabulary.

I like these rules because they cover EVERYTHING, and help kids start internalizing and generalizing values at an early age.
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Pre-K Rules
Old 09-16-2006, 08:13 PM
 
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Our class rules are:
Be Safe
Be Nice (was here before I came, I would have put Be kind)
Use Walking feet
Use Listening ears
Use quiet voices
Have Fun!
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prek rules
Old 01-08-2007, 07:37 PM
 
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Be Safe
Be Kind
Be Neat


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Old 02-06-2007, 06:35 PM
 
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This is not my idea, I got it from a website but can't remember where.

In our class we use . . .
Looking eyes (picture of eyes)
Listening ears (picture of ears)
Quiet voices (picture of mouth)
Helping hands (picture of hands)
Walking feet (picture of feet)

This has worked well for me this year. Simple and easy for 4 year olds to understand.
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pre-k rules
Old 12-06-2010, 11:37 AM
 
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always be aware of things that doesnt seem right
be smart
be kind
nd respect other.
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Old 03-10-2011, 03:45 PM
 
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I like these rules just enough for four year olds
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Class room rules
Old 09-22-2011, 06:15 PM
 
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I am a pre-school teacher. I like the class room rules that read: In Our Class We Use...

Looking eyes and then put a picture of eyes, beside it, and so on.





Mrs. G. Jackson
Albany, GA 31705
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Old 08-10-2013, 06:38 AM
 
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Sounds like what I use except I had to add one. "Make a mess - clean it up!"
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