Classroom Rules Poster

Lesson #3343

Use Block Letters and an assortment of fun dies to create a poster outlining expected student behavior in the classroom.

Grade Level:
1-2, 3-5, 6-8

As the teacher begins a new academic year, it is important to establish clear rules and procedures to effectively communicate expected behavior in the classroom. It is helpful to consider student input as these rules are developed. Once the teacher and class reach a consensus on reasonable expectations, rules should be posted on a bulletin board for student accountability and reflection. Creating such rules of classroom governance with student help develops the classroom community. Clear expectations with appropriate consequences contribute to a more effective learning environment.

Create a bulletin board poster to convey expected classroom behavior and instill good manners in all students.

11151-1.25IN-Ellison SureCut Die Set - Block Alphabet, Capital Letters - 1 1/4 Inch 17456-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Grass Patch - Large 26106-SM-Ellison SureCut Die - Bee (Basic Beginnings) - Small 26149-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Boy #4 - Large 26177-LG-Ellison SureCut Die - Girl #5 - Large

Supplies Used: Cardstock, Chalk, Colored Pencils, Glue, Marking Pens, Poster Board, Scissors

The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

  1. Mat a 21" x 17" piece of medium blue poster board or construction paper on a 22" x 18" light blue poster board.
  2. Die-cut the words "Our Classroom Rules" using the 1 ¼" Block Alphabet. Alternately the words may be hand-printed on the poster (see Main Photo).
  3. Die-cut the SM Basic Beginnings Bee from white, black and yellow cardstock or construction paper. Cut one Bee for each classroom rule. Each Bee will take the place of the word "Be."
  4. Leave the white Bees whole. Cut along the perforated lines on each side of the body on the yellow Bees. Adhere these over the white Bees (Figure A).
  5. Cut along the perforated lines defining the body on the black Bees. Also cut along the perforated lines defining the Bee's black and yellow stripes. Adhere the Bee's black head, middle stripe and bottom over the yellow Bee. Highlights may be added to the wings with chalk or colored pencils if desired.
  6. Die-cut the letters for the Classroom Rules or hand-print them on the poster.
  7. Die-cut the LG Girl #5 and LG Boy #4 from skin-toned and dark blue paper. Die-cut the hair area only from desired colors. White socks may be cut also (Figure B). Trim and adhere the clothes and hair to the Boy and Girl figures.
  8. Die-cut approximately 7 LG Grass Patches from light green and 7 from dark green paper. Place the Boy, Girl and Grass Patches at the bottom of the poster (see Main Photo).

  • Figure A

  • Figure B

  • Figure C

English Language Arts: Applying Language Skills

K-12: Standard 12

Students use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own purposes (e.g., for learning, enjoyment, persuasion, and the exchange of information).

Standards for the English Language Arts, by the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English, Copyright 1996 by the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English. Reprinted with permission.

Source: NCTE/IRA Standards for the English Language Arts

K-4 Standard 3: Choosing and Evaluating a Range of Subject Matter, Symbols and Ideas

  • Students select and use subject matter, symbols and ideas to communicate meaning.

Source: National Standards for Arts Education

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