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Re: art books

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Laurann65
Fri, 22 Aug 1997 12:54:10 -0400 (EDT)

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In our district we are supposed to post classroom rules in our class. Since
all specials are on a cart (including art, music & media) instead of adapting
to each classes' rules, we can have our own. The first day we made art books
and I had them write my rules inside the front cover - that way I could say
they were posted if I was asked about it. The rules I came up with were as
follows:

1. BE PREPARED:(desk cleared off except for pencil & art book, have all your
supples)
2. FOLLOW DIRECTIONS: (be quiet so you can hear directions, raise hand to
ask questions if you don't understand)
3. RESPECT OTHERS: (don't touch other peoples' belongings without asking,
if you can't say something nice - don't say anything at all, return borrowed
supplies)
4. STAY IN SEAT: (ask permission to get out of seat)
5. ENJOY!! (Art will be fun for everyone when we all follow the rules)

The other art teacher I worked with had kids copy the list a number of times
if they were continually having a discipline problem. In the lower grades I
had the kids only write the bold words, but would discuss the other
information.

We are also supposed to have a posted list of consequences, but I never did -
I didn't have many discipline problems.

I would be interested in hearing other teachers' lists of classroom rules
too.

:) Laura Allan


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