A Big Batch of Picture Books to help with Classroom Rule Creation

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The Question:
What are some “good” read alouds for classroom rule creation in kindergarten?
The Answers:
Miss Bindergarten
Ashley
The Rules Rap by Dr Jean,
Anemarie
 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.
Kathy
Patty the Porpoise( an oldie- may be out of print.?)
Lynn
Matt
Kevin Knows the Rules is my go to book.
Wendy Ann
I like reading David Goes to School
Noelle
Nicole
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.
Heather
The Day a Monster Came to School. It’s a quick read aloud that we glue on the back of a construction paper monster.
Tara
Kamilah
Lori
Karen
Doreen
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.
Karen
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.
Jami
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!
Heather
Karin
Tandy
Lacey
Dana
Something Else a good book about making friends
Susan
and another favorite….The New Bear at School.
Janet
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.
Liz
Denise
Carrie
Amy
The Day a Monster Came to School, although it’s not a picture book.
Marian
Jamie
 David Goes to School. We made Davids and our own class rules.
Alison
Tona
 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.
Erin
Megan
Rebecca
Anything by Julia Cook
Ginger
Cheri
Autumn

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