Fourth Graders’ Class Rules

By the first full week of school, fourth graders had worked together to create their own set of four class rules.  They began with the expectations for students from the Home-School Contract, and brainstormed what those expectations should look in our classroom.

Their initial brainstorming session generated A LOT of ideas for possible rules:

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As a class, we noticed that most of the rules fell into four categories:

– rules about how we treat one another

– rules about how we do our work

– rules about how we treat our school

– safety rules

Students grouped each rule from their brainstorming into these four categories, then re-wrote sets of four rules in small groups.

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Finally, the class held a meeting (like a Constitutional Convention) to revise the final rules and vote on them.  Here they are, signed and in place in our classroom!


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