Here is a list of some of the classroom ground rules and grace and courtesy lessons I mentioned in my last post.
Classroom Ground Rules
“ What is social life if not the solving of social problems, behaving properly and pursuing aims acceptable to all? [ It is not] sitting side by side and hearing someone else talk…”Dr. Maria Montessori, page 225, The Absorbent Mind
Grace and Courtesy Lessons
These lessons are given on the circle, acted out or demonstrated by me or a returning student in a spirit of sharing a fine and helpful idea. They are not presented directly as in “This is a rule of our classroom that you will now learn.”