- We will always walk in the school. When we walk fast or run in the school, we could possibly hurt ourselves or others. Additionally, we could disrupt the flow of traffic when walking fast or running in the school. Walking in the school is the safest and most orderly way for use to move around.
- We will keep our hands, feet, and all other objects to ourself. When we touch others, we could disrupt teaching and interfere with learning. Additionally, we fail to be respectful of others' personal space when we touch them. Keeping our hands, feet, and objects to ourselves ensures that we are safe and respectful learners.
- We will listen quietly and carefully while others are speaking. When we talk or do not listen to others while they are speaking, we are rude and disrespectful. Additionally, we cannot readily learn new things when we talk or do not listen while others are speaking. Quietly and carefully listening while others are talking increases our learning opportunities and creates and environment that values respect.
- We will use kind words and good manners when talking to others. When we fail to use kind words and good manners, we can be disrespectful and mean to others. On the other hand, when we use kind words and good manners, we can show care and concern for others. Being kind and respectful when talking to others is somethings that we should and must do throughout our lives to be good and successful citizens.
- We will include and encourage each other. When we fail to include and encourage others, they may feel alienated and have low self-esteem. On the other hand, when we include and encourage others, we can help them to feel valued and confident in their selves. Additionally, the act of including and encouraging others promotes collaboration and is a valuable life skill.
Rationale for rules: The classroom rules promote an environment that is conductive to learning. They help students to be and become safe, respectful, responsible, and caring learners. The classroom rules ensure that student behavior does not inhibit teaching, learning, or academic success.