Before you speak,
Think and be smart.
It's hard to fix a wrinkled heart.
For many weeks (and many more to come) we are discussing how to be respectful, responsible and how to be good friends. We read Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henke. Each time someone in her class made fun of her name we wrinkled the heart. We each signed it, as well as our rules to show that we would think and be smart and not say mean things and to work together to follow the rules as a team!
Rule #1: Listen when your teacher is talking.
Rule #2 Follow directions quickly.
Rule #3 Raise your hand to speak.
Rule #4 Respect yourself, others and your school.
Rule #5 Be safe, be honest.
We have a lot of fun with this because whoever the line leader is gets to stand on the table and be the leader. They act out the rules and the class mirrors! They love the listen when your teacher is talking because they get to make the talking (blah blah) during that part!