Saturday, July 14, 2012

Classroom Rules and Procedures Handbook

During the first few days of school, my students and I spend ample time discussing and modeling the rules and procedures of our classroom. Once we have established our rules and procedures, I write them on a chart, which hangs in our classroom. In addition to writing them on a chart, I also have the children choose one rule or procedure to illustrate in our class book. Since I have more children than rules and procedures, I let the children decide what they would like to add to our book. I put the children's illustrations in page protectors and insert them into a 3 ring binder. I add a fancy cover and keep it out on display. The children love to read this book all year long. Substitute teachers appreciate it also! Here are some examples from years past:

I have made a cute template for you to use in your classroom. There is a cover and two versions of writing lines. I hope that you find it as useful in your classroom as I do in mine. Just click the image below to take you to the download.


  1. Lori,
    I hope we meet next year at the I Teach K conference. It is well worth the effort but I appreciate how expensive it is! I went last year for the first time but now I am addicted!

  2. Great idea! Thanks for sharing it!

  3. I LOVE this idea! Your students have done a great job illustrating the rules of the classroom!

  4. i love this! thanks for sharing. i especially love the one about remembering to flush the toilet. ;)


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