So, this year, I want to make sure that I make my expectations clear to students. We recently had a refresher meeting on behavior. We are a PBIS school so we have a great plan in place that clearly states expectations to students. What I took away from this meeting was that I need to continue to teach, teach again, reteach for the umpteenth time...the rules and expectations. I don't like spending a lot of time talking about why we shouldn't talk in the hallway. I just tell them and expect them to remember . Not the case! I was reminded that we have to constantly reteach....reteach...reteach. So I'm going to remind myself daily to find that positive talk and reteach as often as necessary. After all, they are 7 years old. And so, being the teacher that I am and probably you are too, I created a thing to help remind ME as well as students of expectations in our classroom and school. I wrote it so that you can use the pages where students are writing quick response answers to questions about rules and procedures, or there is another version that asks students to draw a picture of what it looks like in the hallway, cafeteria, school bus, etc. You can see it HERE. I've included a free page of the book here for you for free! Click here for the freebie!
"Every child should have a caring adult in their lives. And that's not always a biological parent or family member. It may be a friend or neighbor. Often times it is a teacher." Joe Manchin