In this new series of blog posts, I’ll be sharing lots of simple ideas that I’ve discovered across the web, that you can use in your classroom.
I’ve never been one for over complicated displays. If you’ve downloaded any of our content or been a regular visitor to our Facebook page, you’ll know how excited I get about simple concepts that can transform children taking ownership of the classroom and taking responsibility for their behaviour, without breaking the bank or spending 12 hours to create and this idea is no exception…
Check Out Our Class Rules
With my ‘back to school’ head on (I know that’s a dirty word but sadly, us resource creators have to start planning it in July!), I’ve started thinking about classroom management and behaviour – which to date are still some of our most popular resources.
I came across this idea, which I fell in love with!
If you’re looking for a quick and simple way to get your class rules displayed, that the children will love making and can’t help looking at all the time then look no further…
The only thing I would perhaps change is the wording of ‘class rules’.
I much prefer phrases such as:
– We think a happy classroom needs…
– Our class contract
– Our classroom is a place where…
– Our Class Charter
What about linking this to rights and responsibilities?
You could also take photos of the children doing the various ‘right’ things.
For more of a visual WOW I would always recommend printing the photos as A5 or A4, then cut around the shape of the child and possibly mount onto coloured paper to help them stand out that bit more and will make them easier to take down in 1 piece.
How are you displaying your class rules this September?
Christina is one of the co-founders of Teacher’s Pet and the lady behind all of the wonderful resources you see on our website. Christina’s posts will give you ideas, inspiration and downloads for all things EYFS, KS1 and KS2.