Tuesday, August 4, 2015


One of my favorite things about my classroom is my Classroom Rules! It is so important to set students up for success, and making sure that they understand my expectations will help them with that. I already knew that I was going to have 5 main rules displayed in my classroom. I didn't want to overwhelm my students with hundreds of DO's and DO NOT's plastered on my walls. Here are the rules I landed on:

   - Treat everyone with respect.

   - Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
   - Follow directions.
   - Always do your best.
   - Golden Rule.

I feel that these rules cover all of the bases. After I decided which rules to highlight, I took to Pinterest to get some inspiration. I found a super cute idea (click here to see Kinder Craze's version), and decided to tweak it and to make it my own. I typed out my rules using one of my favorite fonts (KG Shake It Off, which you can download for free at dafont.com) and printed them off.

I ran into a crazy awesome deal at Michael's and scored 6 these frames on sale for $4 each. I got the Krylon spray paint at Walmart and went to town, spray painting three frames "Bright Idea" yellow, and the other "Blue Ocean Breeze." After my frames had dried and cured overnight, I mounted my printed out rules on black poster board and attached them to the frames. They are now happily hanging in my classroom awaiting the 90+ students who will come in my classroom for the first time in two weeks.

I could NOT be more happy with how they turned out!!! The bright frames catch your eye when you walk into the room and the white font on the black paper really pops.

So what do you think? How are you displaying your Classroom Rules this year? Let me know in the comments below.

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