Next, we talked about examples of rules and laws. We learned that rules are things we follow to keep us safe. Laws are rules that all people in a community must follow. We brainstormed examples of each and the kids filled out webs:
The next day we read one of my favorite books, David Goes to School. The kids read along with me and we laughed a lot!
I then gave the kids a sheet where they chose a rule, illustrated themselves following the rule and also what would happen if no one followed that rule:
(clean up my room)
(pick up books)
The next day we talked about how there are different rules depending on the setting (school, home, playground, etc.) The kids worked on a rule book where they had to write and illustrate a rule for each setting:
(Don't run from school)
(Raise your hand)
(Listen to your Mom)
(No throwing rocks)
(Sit down and do not stand up)
Today I read them one of my favorite books about rules: Please Play Safe! Penguin's Guide to Playground Safety. We just got a new playground so this book was a perfect way to review safety on the playground.
Finally we created a class book about why we need rules:
(we can stay safe and we can't be mean)
(we could be safe and work and make us happy)
(it helps us be safe)
(something bad could happen)
We had a great time learning about rules! If you liked these activities, check out my unit by clicking on the picture below! First two people to comment will get a free copy! Don't forget to include your email!