Just like when I am teaching a reading strategy, I like to use a picture book when I’m introducing classroom expectations at the beginning of the year. I think the kids can identify with the situations of book characters more than if I would just give them scenarios. I also think they are more likely to remember what it should and should not look like going through the lunch line, for example, if there is a story to go along with the expectation. Here we a few books I have found for introducing classroom expectations. Some of these books are also excellent texts for character traits for you counselor out there.
– A good book for homework expectations.
– Use this book for discussing what going to lunch and eating in the cafeteria will look like each day.
– This book was written to help young children see the difference between tattling and reporting.
– This book goes along well with the poster ” Fair isn’t everyone getting the same thing. Fair is everyone getting what they need to be successful.” A good book to help kids understand differentiated instruction.
All images and books can be found on Amazon.