The first week of school is crucial for setting the tone in your classroom. I always spend considerable time setting my expectations for not only the quality of their schoolwork and the effort I need to see, but also their behavior.
I am looking for role models and they know it!
For kids (especially the youngsters) sometimes the word role model can be a little ambiguous. Each year I take the time to discuss what a role model is.
I’m not looking for 2-dimensional stock characters; I want living, breathing, good-decision-making classmates. But that doesn’t always happen naturally. Sometimes students need to be taught.
This FREE graphic organizer is meant to spur discussion of what makes a good classmate. Take time to brainstorm as a class (or have your students work together in groups) to fill out the graphic organizer. It can be displayed in the classroom and/or referred to periodically throughout the year.
I saw this idea on Pinterest and knew that I wanted
to try it with my students:
Also, if you use this product with your class, please take some pictures and e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org – I’d love to feature you on my blog! 🙂