Being our best

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Room 14 is always thinking about how we can be the best we can be as individuals and as a group. 

At the start of the year, we had to come up with some rules to help us do this. Answers to this helped us come up with our Class Treaty. These are some of the ideas Room 14 came up with:

No running in class Indigo

No shouting Reid

Help people Mason

Don’t bully Jacob

No pushing Maui and Avery

Be kind to nature Isobel

No snatching Reid

Don’t go into out of bounds areas Rikihana

No stealing Reid

Next we had to think about how we could change the wording of some of our suggestions into behaviours we wanted to see. This is what we came up with.

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Instead of signing our treaty, we wanted to make it more personal by putting a picture of each of us around the outside of it. 

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We often refer back to our treaty rules when we need to. Our treaty is also an interactive one. We can take rules off if we choose to focus on that particular rule for a particular activity or day. If some children need to focus on a particular rule, then we can place their pictures around it.

I also wanted to include our treaty rules as much as possible in our days in different ways. One of the ways we do this is with our ‘Helping Hands’ rule. We do this by using children that have strengths in certain areas, to help others. I set up ‘Word Buddies’ and ‘Reading Leaders’ , where confident readers help other children learn their high-frequency sight words.

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Being our best is a work in progress. A next step for all of us is to think about what treaty rule we each need to get better at and make this a future goal. 

Keywords: Being Our Best, Rm 14 treaty

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