Back To School Rules

If you haven't returned back to school yet, you will be returning pretty soon.  You need to make sure that you spend the time reviewing back to school rules.  For middle school students and high school students, these rules, which I now have in my store always worked. 

Back To School Classroom Rules

#1 Be On Time -
Be in your seat before the bell rings.

#2  Be Prepared -
Be in your seat with your materials such as paper, pencil, assignments, and working on bell ringers.

#3 Raise Your Hand -
Raise your hand and wait until the teacher calls on you.

#4 Keep Hands To Yourself -
Keep out of everyone's space and do not touch anyone.

#5 Respect Other's Property -
Touch materials that belong to you. Do not touch anything that does not belong to you.

#6 Keep Your Area Clean -
When we work on projects, pick up paper that falls around your desk.  Get a paper towel and wipe any glue or marks that are on your desk and working area.

#7 Be Courteous -
Wait for others to finish speaking.  Let others walk ahead of you.  Listen to others when they are speaking.  This includes the teacher.

#8 Be Responsible -
Bring materials to class. Bring assignments to class.  Keep your notes and handouts organized.

#9 Walk For Safety -
Walk everywhere in the school building at all times.

This unit includes scenarios and students need to explain what rule(s) are being broken and what rule needs to be applied.  My recommendation is that you and your students take the time to review the rules, examples, and scenarios.  

When I was in classroom, some years I tended to rush through the rules because sometimes, secondary students can look very bored when discussing the rules.  But, rushing through the rules, means that you will suffer through out the school year due to lack of patience.

Make sure that you reserve the bulletin board for classroom rules for constant review.  Send a copy of the class rules home, save one for the student, and create a poster board for the bulletin board.


The Small Spanish Wall Calendar

Several teachers and students have returned back to school, and the rest will be returning back soon.  Organization can become a nightmare until we have a system established and a place for everything.  One of the most important things for me was to find one master calendar to write all activities that I had to attend and remember.  Before I could find my master calendar that I would be carrying with me, I had to find a calendar to hang on the wall so that I could see it from my desk.  I wanted to be able to look at the whole month without any types of marks and symbols were marked on it.  On work days before the students were due to come in, I wanted to be able to look at the first day of the week to jot down on my lesson plans and electronic calendar.  I wanted to be able to see what afternoons I would be having staff meetings, and when I had duty.  Once I looked on the small wall calendar, I could begin to feel more organized.  I would be able to begin to jot down appointments and commitments on my master calendar.  For some reason, this small wall calendar made me feel calmer and grounded as I tried to organize my room for the coming school year.  This is one of the reasons, I created a small wall calendar in Spanish.  I could have something that would catch the students' attention.  It was definitely something in my teaching area, and something that I couldn't find in stores.  It would help me look and feel organized.  I hope you like this calendar that is in my TpT store.