Made it Monday

Happy Monday!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  I am excited to link up with 4th Grade Frolics for her fun Made in Monday linky.  


I want to share something I had made last summer for my classroom.

Our Classroom Rules

To start the year I always like to read Cat and Dog at School when we discuss classroom rules.


I like how each page is simplistic and the author gives a strong and weak example of classroom behavior which lends itself nicely for discussions.  

After we read the book we brainstorm rules for our classroom.  I like to keep the list short.  We usually have at the most 5 rules.  

I wanted to try something different for posting our rules.  After we brainstormed the list I went home and wrote them on small canvases I had already painted black over the summer to look like chalkboards. 


I used paint pens that I had found at Michael's to write each rule on a canvas. 


Last year these are the rules we came up with.  

(our mascot is an owl ;))






Afterwards we talked about the rules as a class and what was expected as I showed them each canvas.  Then I hung them under our whiteboard by the rug where we do whole class lessons.  

They were eye level for the kids so they could see them easily and if we ever had to refer back to them they were easily accessible.

Thank you for stopping by and reading my Made it Monday.  Be sure to check out 4th Grade Frolics for some more great items. 

Have a great Monday!

12 comments

  1. Your little chalkboard rules posters are darling. I teach older kids, but I've used primary stories in the past to focus on a particular theme. I'll have to check out "Cat and Dog At School". Have a great day:)

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    1. Thank you I appreciate you taking the time to stop by and read through my Made it Monday. Yes, check it out. I think you will like it! Have a great day.

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  2. What a great way to get students to take ownership of the classroom rules. And such a pretty way to display them, too!
    Andrea
    Always Kindergarten

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    1. Thanks Andrea. I liked doing it like that last year, I'm going to try it again this year. Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  3. We always come up with our rules together and then I make a chart with them - this looks like a great way to display them!
    Janie
    Are We There Yet?

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    1. Thank you Janie. I appreciate the support and for you to stop by and read through my post! :)

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  4. I love putting things on canvases. This is so creative. Thanks for sharing!
    Alison
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

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    1. Me too Alison! Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. Cute, cute, cute!! I wish my handwriting were that neat ;)

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    1. Aw, you are so sweet Megan! Thanks for stopping by. :) I bet your handwriting is awesome!

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  6. Those are so cute-- great idea of displaying them under the chalkboard so all can see them and be reminded of what you expect.

    My Bright Blue House

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    1. Thank you ES. I appreciate the support! Oh yes, reminders, reminders, reminders are key! If they can see them no excuses then, haha. ;) Thanks for stopping by.

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