Respect and include others.
Take care of yourself, the community and the classroom.
Try hard and don't give up.
These rules are their words. I did not tell the kids what the rules should be. They worked hard and had meaningful, thoughtful conversations in order to create a list that would work for our community. They should feel proud of the results.
Soon, the children will work in groups to discuss what it looks like to follow each rule. Next week, children will work in pairs to show what it looks like using role play. We will practice following these rules together so that everyone can achieve their third grade hopes and dreams.