What are some “good” read alouds for classroom rule creation in kindergarten?
The Rules Rap by Dr Jean,
Do Unto Otters is great and The Worst Best Friend, I also like any of the Junie B Jones books to help point out what is good versus naughty behavior.
Patty the Porpoise( an oldie- may be out of print.?)
Do’s and Don’ts by Todd Parr
Kevin Knows the Rules is my go to book.
I like reading David Goes to School
I used David Goes to School. We stopped on each page and talked about what David could do to be a good student and then put it on a chart. They really liked it.
The Day a Monster Came to School. It’s a quick read aloud that we glue on the back of a construction paper monster.
Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen!… Is a great book!
Don’t Eat the Teacher, kids love it! Also, Fish Out of Water, it’s an old one but great, what happens when a little boy doesn’t follow directions.
Officer Buckle and Gloria. I also like the David Goes to School, and when we read Junie B we talk about the bad choices she makes.
Swimmy by Leo Lionni is a great book for building community and team work! You can cut out a fish pattern and have the children sponge paint their fish red. Then you can sponge paint one fish black, arrange the red fish in the shape of a large fish and staple to the wall and add the black fish in place of the eye. Just like in the story. Post by your class rules and add,”Like Swimmy and his friends, we will work together to make our classroom community a safe and fun place to learn ! “
I also love the Julia Cook book series ! Great discussions on behaviors ! Also book called “Mind your manners in school” is good too!
Something Else a good book about making friends
other good ones: Mean Jean the Recess Queen,
and another favorite….The New Bear at School.
I don’t know, but one year we created an “agreement a day” which started with no hitting- then we created a “motion” to go with it, so that everyone could “signal” the other person with the motion that went with their request, such as “Don’t hit me.” We had one for each day generated by each child so that everyone got their say, and the motions were collaboratively created.
It worked so well, and then in November, we did our agreements dance for the parents and it was brilliant.
It’s something like “The Bear With Sticky Paws Goes to School.” And like mentioned above “The Day the Monster Came to School.”
The Day a Monster Came to School, although it’s not a picture book.
David Goes to School. We made Davids and our own class rules.
I love Personal Space Camp! Our school counselor, reads it to my kids every year. I look forward to it!
It is great to have your counselor with the kids as often as possible in case they need her- they feel like they know her already.
Anything by Julia Cook
and David Goes to School
Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen! Great story