Classroom Rules: Lesson for Kids

Instructor: Jennifer Lowery

Jennifer has taught elementary levels K-3 and has master's degrees in elementary education and curriculum/instruction and educational leadership.

Students are learning in classrooms all over the country! In this lesson, learn about rules and behaviors that will help keep your classroom safe, keep students happy, and make sure learning is taking place.

Back to School!

In August or September, millions of kids across the country will go back to school! Will you be one of them? If so, it is important to know how to treat others and property in the classroom. Let's explore some classroom rules that can help you stay safe and do well in school!

Respect People and Property

One of the most important classroom rules is to treat other people and classroom property with respect. This means treat them the way you would like to be treated. Be kind to other students in your classroom, even if they are not your best buddy. Show respect to your teacher by listening, using good manners, and working hard.

Showing respect in the classroom by listening to the teacher is important.
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If you've been in a classroom before, you know it contains a lot of stuff! Students bring their belongings each day in book bags, and they do not want anything bad to happen to their things. The teacher has worked hard before you even come to school to make the classroom exciting and neat. Treat any property in the classroom with care. Don't tear up or destroy things that do not belong to you.

Talking Tips

How would you feel if 25 people were shouting at you at once? You would probably be stressed out and have a headache! Don't do this to your teacher. Instead, when you are in the classroom use a voice level that is appropriate for the indoors. Talking at a level just above a whisper is a good idea in the classroom.

So how do you show the teacher that you have a question or something to say? Instead of blurting out an answer, or yelling the question to your teacher, raise your hand. This is a quiet signal to the teacher that you have something you want to share. The teacher will see your hand and call on you, but be patient! There may be other students with their hands up as well.

Raising your hand is a silent signal to the teacher that you want to share.
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