We follow the 4 Tribes Agreements at Earl Beatty
1) Mutual Respect
2) Attentive Listening
3) The right to participate, and the right to "pass"
4) Appreciations only -- no put downs
We are learning how we can respect ourselves; each other; our own belongings; other people's belongings; our school; our outside environment, etc.
We have read the book The Golden Rule by Ilene Cooper
It is likely that the most basic everyday guideline for human behavior is to treat people as you would want to be treated if you were in the other's position. In the United States, this guideline has been known as the "Golden Rule" since the 1800s. Many human troubles, conflicts and tragedies involve situations in which people could have acted according to the Golden Rule but, to their sorrow, they did not. Cultural examples of this in American history include the treatment of African-Americans, Native Americans, other minority groups, laborers and women. Most people can think of personal situations that would have been less stressful if the Golden Rule had been used. (from The Scarboro Missions website)
Our Classroom Rules are pretty much the same (the students came up with them):
1. Be Safe
2. Respect yourself, others and things (be kind)
3. Raise your hand if you want to speak
4. Follow Directions
5. Listen when someone else is speaking
and a bonus rule: HAVE FUN!
We have also read this book -- which was really funny -- but we learned a lot!
You can listen (and watch) the read aloud on youTube: