5th Grade NYS Learning Standard CITIZENSHIP AND CIVIC LIFE: Constitutions, rules, and laws are developed in democratic societies in order to maintain order, provide security, and protect individual rights.  This is an example of a "classroom constitution" made together as a class.  It allows your students to become more comfortable as a learning community. Also students are more inclined to follow and not break their own rules rather than rules that the teacher sets.

5th Grade NYS Learning Standard CITIZENSHIP AND CIVIC LIFE: Constitutions, rules, and laws are developed in democratic societies in order to maintain order, provide security, and protect individual rights. This is an example of a "classroom constitution" made together as a class. It allows your students to become more comfortable as a learning community. Also students are more inclined to follow and not break their own rules rather than rules that the teacher sets.

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Start the year off by working with your students to write a classroom constitution to establish classroom rules.

Start the year off by working with your students to write a classroom constitution to establish classroom rules.

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Whether you’re switching to grade five after years of teaching littles, are a brand-new teacher (“Pssst, it’s going to be OK!”) or have been teaching the 10-year-olds for years, we’ve got you covered with 50 tips from the WeAreTeachers Helpline …

Whether you’re switching to grade five after years of teaching littles, are a brand-new teacher (“Pssst, it’s going to be OK!”) or have been teaching the 10-year-olds for years, we’ve got you covered with 50 tips from the WeAreTeachers Helpline …

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Mrs. Terhune's First Grade Site!: Organization, bulletin boards, tons of great information!

Mrs. Terhune's First Grade Site!: Organization, bulletin boards, tons of great information!

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Whether you’re teaching second grade for the first time this year or you’re a longtime vet, we’ve got you covered! We’ve collected 50 of the best tips and tricks from both our WeAreTeachers Helpline and around the Web. If you …

Whether you’re teaching second grade for the first time this year or you’re a longtime vet, we’ve got you covered! We’ve collected 50 of the best tips and tricks from both our WeAreTeachers Helpline and around the Web. If you …

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Week-Constitution Day great idea to make our own constitution - help to remind us of rules and order and why we have them!

Week-Constitution Day great idea to make our own constitution - help to remind us of rules and order and why we have them!

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5th Grade NYS Learning Standard CITIZENSHIP AND CIVIC LIFE: Constitutions, rules, and laws are developed in democratic societies in order to maintain order, provide security, and protect individual rights. This is an example of a "classroom constitution" made together as a class. It allows your students to become more comfortable as a learning community. Also students are more inclined to follow and not break their own rules rather than rules that the teacher sets.

5th Grade NYS Learning Standard CITIZENSHIP AND CIVIC LIFE: Constitutions, rules, and laws are developed in democratic societies in order to maintain order, provide security, and protect individual rights. This is an example of a "classroom constitution" made together as a class. It allows your students to become more comfortable as a learning community. Also students are more inclined to follow and not break their own rules rather than rules that the teacher sets.

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