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If you’re a teacher looking to create classroom rules and class expectations, then this post is for you. I’ll show you some examples of classroom expectations for preschool, kindergarten, elementary school, middle and high school. Feel free to copy the ones that work for you and use them in your class.
Class expectations are important because they help students understand the behavior that is expected of them while they’re at school. Setting clear rules and expectations will also help them learn how they can be a successful, productive and responsible classmate. It also helps to provide a safe learning environment for the class.
Here are some classroom expectation examples that will work for any age of students. Feel free to copy the ideas you like.
Preschoolers are developing social skills and are building their learning foundation. This is the time to set classroom expectations that will help them understand the correct way to behave and act at school. Below are some examples of preschool classroom expectations for these young learners.
Kindergartens are new students to the school and are learning how to act in the classroom. Establishing clear classroom expectations will help promote a safe respectful and welcoming environment for these students to learn and grow. Below are some examples of kindergarten classroom expectations that you can use in your class.
Establishing clear classroom expectations is crucial for creating a positive learning environment in elementary schools. It helps students understand their responsibilities. Let’s take a look at some examples of classroom expectations that other teachers have used.
Middle school is an important time of change for students including navigating through switching between classrooms for the first time. It’s important to establish clear expectations of your middle school students at the beginning of the year. Check out some example below of expectations that have worked well for other teachers.
High schoolers know the school routine by now, but they still need to have expectations reinforced to create a productive and safe learning environment. Below see some examples of class expectations that other high school teachers use.
Class Rules Printables | Find Them Here
I created some printables if you want to make a pretty classroom rule and expectations display on a bulletin board or on a wall in your classroom. You can choose the ones that work for your classroom and print those and ignore the rest. These will work well for preschool through high school depending on which ones you choose.
You can find these on Etsy here.
Here are the classroom rules and expectations that are included:
It is a great idea to get your students buy-in with the rules and expectations and make sure that they understand them.
Here are some ideas to set class expectations with students:
So now you should have some great examples of class expectations that you can copy or change to fit the needs of your classroom. If you gained some value with this post please share it!
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