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That Rule Doesn’t Apply to Me! Companion


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Rules. Expectations. Whatever you call them, some of your students are going to have trouble understanding their importance and the reasoning behind them. This lesson works solo or as a companion to Julia Cook’s ‘That Rule Doesn’t Apply to Me!’ to increase your students’ buy in to class and school expectations. Use these in your community building at the beginning of the school year, when you come back from long breaks and the kiddos have lost their minds, or anytime they need a reminder that rules help them succeed!
• Written plan with ASCA standards and CASEL competencies. Includes discussion questions for ‘That Rule Doesn’t Apply to Me!’
Make it Positive: SCOOT and Quiz, Quiz, Trade activity options for students to re-word punitive/negative rules in a more positive way
Rules and Reasons: four activity options for matching class/school expectations to the reasons we have them
Process and Reflect: Snowball Fight, Simultaneous Round Robin, and Exit Ticket options
This resource is a set of companion activities to go along with the story “That Rule Doesn’t Apply to Me” by Julia Cook. The book is not included in this resource and needs to be purchased separately.
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“A very creative resource for those kids who need additional support.”

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“Love this as a follow up from the story with multiple ways to implement it!”