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Purpose To develop an understanding that that classroom rules exist to help people get along in a group and to keep people safe. Context "The emphasis in the first years of schooling should be on helping children to become aware of the range of society's implicit rules.
Students can begin by finding out what the rules are in different classrooms and families, observing how children respond to the rules, and recording their findings in drawings and notes.
Discussions can focus on how the rules and behaviors resemble or differ from those in their own classroom or family.
Such observations should introduce students to the idea of cultural diversity though of course no such term should be used at this stageand this impression should be strongly reinforced by the stories they read. Before students can intelligently observe differences among rules in various classrooms, families, and countries, they must first be able to identify and reflect upon rules that are familiar to them.
Although most students should be able to identify some of the school rules and rules in their families, they may not have been asked before to think about why groups create and follow rules. Most students understand that the rule to "not hit others" helps keep people safe.
They may not have considered before that many different kinds of groups have this same rule, all over the world, because keeping people safe is a way of maintaining social order. Students are not ready to talk about the term "social order," but they are ready to think about why rules are important in groups.
This lesson incorporates activity ideas written and used by other teachers. They are ideas that have worked well across many classrooms and offer creative ways for encouraging students to participate in making their own classroom rules.
The focus of this lesson will be on the most fundamental concept regarding rules—that rules exist to help people get along in a group and to keep people safe.
The idea of this lesson is that students will benefit from writing some class rules together and from observing themselves and each other more closely. While they are a diverse group, they will all be faced with the same challenge of working together to create a set of rules they agree to follow.
Having this kind of experience will help students with the future challenge of comparing group rules and with learning about cultural influences on people. One way to create a classroom environment in which students really integrate the rules is to begin the school year with students fully participating in developing the classroom rules.
When students help write the rules, and take part in the process of deciding upon the rules and consequences, they are more apt to feel a sense of belonging and ownership. Students who are empowered in this way begin to self-regulate and develop a sense of pride in the environment they are helping to shape.
They are "citizens" in their "classroom society" and are building the foundation for learning how to live in a diverse and democratic society. Planning Ahead Prepare an overhead with the words to the nursery rhyme Humpty Dumpty on it.
Alternately, you can write the nursery rhyme on the chalkboard or on a piece of chart paper. You will be reciting and discussing the nursery rhyme with the class at the start of the lesson.
You will also need to cut out the crayon patterns from the Making a Crayon Pattern teacher sheet. Motivation A good way to begin a project around understanding that different people may have different rules is to have a discussion about rules themselves.
Ask students to think about the different kinds of rules they have in their lives. Also, encourage them to think about the different people and places where rules are enforced. For example, they have rules at home, at school, on a team, at the public library, etc.
You might ask them: What rules do you know about? What rules do you have to follow at home?One way to involve students in forming rules is to have them brainstorm as a class or in small groups why they come to school and their goals for learning. Then ask them to name rules that will help them achieve their goals.
This Why Do We Have Rules? Lesson Plan is suitable for 2nd Grade. Second graders examine reasons for rules and the value of rules to individuals, families, and society; students sort rules by benefit and create a sample set of rules.
There’s no better way to establish classroom rules than to do it with your students’ collaboration. This way they will have to obey rules that they've come up with, and you've agreed to.
Still, establishing class rules requires a contract between teacher and students, and . A Social Studies Unit about Rules & Laws: Rules and Laws definition cards (p.
Rules and Laws example webs (p. "Why Do We Need Rules? "We Need Rules" Class Book (p. Rule example cards (p. Teaching school/community/home rules lesson plan and activities (Large group). This is for large group. This is for kindergarten through third grade. Bringing Classroom Rules to Life.
April 01, Categories: But it doesn’t have to be this way. In Rules in School, four experienced teachers—Kathryn Brady, Mary Beth Forton, Deborah Porter, These are our rules.
We created them. They’ll help us achieve our goals. To live and function in a society, we must have rules we mostly all agree upon. Sometimes these rules are informal rules, like the ones we have at home and in the classroom.
Breaking these rules may have consequences, such as a time out or detention, but breaking them usually doesn't mean you're going to jail. Sometimes important rules are codified and applied to everyone in a particular community.