The rules of the classroom were created by the students with direction from me (of course, I had my own ideas that needed to be included!) We brainstormed and came up with this list. We even created a list of consequences, but hopefully we won't have to use them. (you'd be amazed at how hard kids can be on each other)
Don't talk while the teacher, or another student, is talking.
Pay attention to what the teacher, or another student, is saying.
Keep your hands and feet to yourself.
No gum chewing.
Water is allowed in class, but no other liquids.
No eating during class.
Don't run in the hallway.
Don't make fun of another student's questions or comments.
First Offense: A warning from the teacher
Second Offense: Lose half of recess
Third Offense: Lose recess and a note sent home to parents
Fourth Offense: Conference with student and principal
Fifth Offense: Conference with student, teacher and parents