Students began listing rules for our class. Then we changed each "don't" into a "do." Next, we sorted rules into groups. The students felt that "Walk" and "Go down the slide," could all be covered with "Be Safe."
These are standards developed BY the students. I guided students when needed, but they felt these five should be our standards for the year.
I typed our our standards in fun fonts and today the students were able to decorate the letters. We worked with the word cooperation before beginning. Here are some students hard at work.
Each group worked together on one standard. I have hung up the Community Standards on a special bulletin board, but you'll have to wait for the big reveal...one more special addition.