Help students build social responsibility by creating a classroom contract. Use children's ideas about what a great classroom should be.

Creating a Class Contract

Help students build social responsibility by creating a classroom contract. Use children& ideas about what a great classroom should be.

Teachers, are you hoping build student social responsibility and encourage good behavior? Creating a classroom contract using children's ideas about what a great classroom should be is the perfect alternative to traditional classroom rules. The anchor cha

Creating a Class Contract

Teachers, are you hoping build student social responsibility and encourage good behavior? Creating a classroom contract using children's ideas about what a great classroom should be is the perfect alternative to traditional classroom rules. The anchor cha

Mission statement.  SES 5th grade.    7 habits of happy kids

I am going to do a class mission statement and have all the kids sign. But I like the idea of having them trace their hand and put it on the poster as well.

Have students come up with the rules for the classroom an everyone puts their name on a star to make the flag!

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Have students come up with the rules for the classroom an everyone puts their name on a star to make the flag! Good for constitution day.

The Why       As soon as I heard about flexible seating (a.k.a. alternative seating) I knew I wanted to give it a try!   I’m thril...

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I really like this flexible seating student contract idea. The independance given to the students with this arrangement can be good for them, and this contract is a way to help them establish a mutual respect between teacher and student.

Your Job -vs- My Job: This is a great back to school activity.  We met up at the small group table and discussed jobs that students might have, and the jobs a teacher has to do. We discussed what would happen if we didn't do these things? Once we created our anchor chart we all signed it as a contract reminding ourselves of the importance of being responsible and doing our jobs in the classroom.

I LOVE this! First Day of School activity - Students' Job & Teacher's Job--I do this similar activity each year except I do 4 squares. Teacher job is/teacher job is not, student job is/student job is not

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I love it. A class constitution in which they all sign at the end. It would be great to do after the pledge during morning meeting.

I like this set up for the desks in the classroom because none of the desks are side by side, allowing each student have their own personal space.  When desks are side by side, or students share table space, it is much easier for bickering to occur over one's personal space.  This way, students cannot put their objects on others desks.  -Michael Hecht

Desk set-up: none of the desks are side by side, allowing each student have their own personal space but still work collaboratively when appropriate. When desks are side by side, or students share table space, it is much easier for issues to arise.

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