Expectations and Rules
Materials and Preparation
Curriculum Provided Materials:
- For Teacher Use:
- One copy of “Student Friendly Objectives”
- Rules in Whole Selves PowerPoint (either printed or on computer)
- One copy of Rules in Whole Selves PowerPoint presenter notes
- One copy of “Expectations and Rules” example cards
- For Student Use:
- One Exit Ticket
- White board, chart paper, or document camera
- Projector or media display for PowerPoint presentation
- If you have one, signs or posters explaining any pre-existing school or classroom rules and expectations
- Print and display “Student Friendly Objectives”
- Print Rules in Whole Selves PowerPoint presenter notes for teacher
- Cut, fold, and laminate “Expectations and Rules” Example Cards
- Print one Exit Ticket for each student
|Lesson||What is Whole Selves?||Introductory Unit||Setting the Tone|
|Lesson Number and Type||4 – Visual/ Auditory||Approximate Length||45 Minutes|
|Standard(s)||MEH1.5.14 Give examples of pro-social behaviors (e.g., helping others, being respectful of others, cooperation, consideration). (HBO 2, 7, 8)|
|Objective(s)||Students will be able to identify expectations and rules that help create a safe and healthy classroom environment.
Students will be able to describe ways in which they can follow the rules and contribute to a safe and healthy classroom environment.
|Student Friendly Objective(s)||I know the rules.
I can describes ways in which to follow the rules.
|Lesson Vocabulary Word(s)||No new vocabulary words for this lesson.|
|Review (5 minutes)||Remind students that Whole Selves is a class where they will learn to be a healthy and safe adult. Ask students if anyone can remember any of the topics previously covered in Whole Selves; refer to the cards (or write words on the board) to quickly remind students of the topics covered (self-esteem, boundaries, self-care and hygiene, emotions, etc.)
Remind students that trust, respect, and boundaries are important ideas for Whole Selves. Present a few example cards from the “Trust, Respect, and Boundaries” lesson and have students review them.
Next, ask students if they remember who their trusted adult is. Go around the circle and ask each student to share one of the people they chose.
Note: Do as much review as you think students need; in some cases, it will be necessary to minimize the review so that you can get moving to new topics.
|Introduction (10 minutes)||Explain that today’s class is the last class in our unit! Explain that today we will create a list of rules for us to follow that will keep our classroom safe and respectful. Ask students to raise their hands and share out some ideas for classroom rules and record their answers on the board. (Skip the brainstorm if you think students will struggle to come up with rules without assistance.)
Spend a few minutes reviewing school rules and expectations that students already know. Explain that the Whole Selves rules will be just like these rules, with a few new rules added on. Let students know that they are going to contribute to the class expectations and rules.
|Activity (20 minutes)||1. Present the Rules in Whole Selves PowerPoint and read through the included notes.
2. Next, present each of the “Expectations and Rules” example cards and ask students if each person is following the Whole Selves rules, or not. Read the short paragraph on the back of the card to explain why the person is or is not following the rules.
|Conclusion and Exit Ticket (10 minutes)||Congratulate your students for learning the Whole Selves class rules! Remind students that these rules will be used during every Whole Selves class. Go around and allow students to pick one rule and discuss one way they are going show that rule.
If necessary you can post the following sentence starters:
Pass out the Exit Tickets for students to complete.
|Suggested Supplemental Activity(ies)||I Don’t Understand Yet
Student Friendly Objectives
PowerPoint Presenter Notes