Rules

I'm a big believer in keeping things simple.

I'm also a big fan of Rafe Esquith and his classroom.

If you haven't read this book, go get it. Now.
So, I made a poster for my rules. I stole them from Rafe.


Rules Poster

So, here's to a new school year.

Be kind. Work hard. Everything else just falls in between the two.

6 comments

  1. Your poster is so cute, and it says it all, doesn't it? That's really all you need from the kids.

    ❀Lisa
    Effective Teaching Articles Blog

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  2. It really is! And, it makes asking them to follow the rules a lot easier! :)

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  3. I am in love with your site! I just downloaded your "borrowed" rules poster and am planning to send it tonight to Vistaprint to be made into a banner! Thank you so much.
    Also, do you have any cute ideas for a reading or writing bulletin board? I teach my reading the same way you do, so I would love to pick your creative brain.

    Amy Beth

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  4. Amy Beth -

    Thanks so much! :)

    I wish I had some creative suggestions for your bulletin boards, but our setup is pretty standard school-wide. I have to leave space for anchor charts, student work and standards on my reading and writing boards. I'm working some ideas around in my head now that you've asked though - so stay tuned! :)

    Abby

    PS - LOVE the banner idea. I put in order in myself as soon as I read your comment!! :)

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  5. I love love love your rules poster. I took it and did a craft with it. Check it out:
    http://onceuponateachingblog.blogspot.com/2011/07/mini-craft.html

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  6. Rule of thumb when you're decorating: Surround yourself with what you believe it - I'm gonna put it in a frame for around my desk, kind of like Katie did - NICE! Thanks, Abby, for your creative inspiration.

    Barbara

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