Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Second Grade Class Rules

Kindergarten class from a couple of years ago. Love the tennis balls!
Our son is happy. Due to his food allergies, he ate bread for the first time a couple of days ago and loved it. Also, we're halfway through his first full week of second grade. He's enjoying school, does his homework, doesn't complain about it, goes to bed early and hasn't asked to use the computer once.

Life is good. Previous years have not been so easy. We'll see how long we can keep it up. : )

Anyways, he came home last week with this set of Second Grade Class Rules that I absolutely loved. They sound simple, but really, think of how much conflict we encounter that is the result of disrespect and general unkindness that seems to have become the status quo.

I should probably mention that we send him to a small Christian school, in case you're surprised to see "God" mentioned once or twice.

Second Grade Class Rules

WE LOVE AND OBEY GOD because He first loved us.

We obey the teacher quickly, quietly and with a good attitude because she loves us.

We love to learn and are not afraid to try new things.

We consider one another's interests ahead of our own.

We speak quietly and respectfully.

We raise our hands and wait to be called upon in class.

We listen to one another! We DO NOT talk when someone else is speaking.

We do not hurt one another with unkind words or deeds.

When someone needs correction, we correct him in love.

When someone is sorry, we forgive them. When someone is sad, we comfort him. When someone is happy, we rejoice with him.

We do all things without complaining, grumbling or arguing.

We take good care of the things God has given us.

We do not create unnecessary work for others.

We ask thoughtful questions when we do not know something.

We accept the teacher's discipline when we disobey any of these rules.