Sunday, September 2, 2012

Super Expectations

Wow...what a week it has been. Between starting school and trying to finish up the last few weeks of my Master's, I am just working to stay afloat- so forgive me for not posting too much lately!

One of my favorite ladies, Candis, over at I Teach Dual Language is hosting a beginning of the school year, classroom expectations linky. So I thought I'd take a quick moment to join in the fun.


Here is our expectation board we have been working on all week:


In our building this year, we started "CBIS", which is our school (Canterbury) version of PBIS. With CBIS we have 4 main expectations for students throughout all areas of the school: "Be a Model", "Be Responsible", "Be Respectful", and "Effort". I of course, deemed them "Super Expectations" for our classroom's purpose and created this board to go along with them. Each larger poster represents one of these expecations.


On the first day, we discussed what these expecations look like in our classroom. I had the students create illustrations to go along with the ideas. For instance, in the picture above for "Be Respectful", the students drew pictures to represent how to do this- using kind words and actions, caring for materials, using quiet voices, raising hands, etc.

Finally, thoughout the rest of the week, we discussed what these expecations look like throughout the rest of the school. I got the idea of creating these posters for relaying these expectations in the rest of the building from Amy Lemons. Here are a copy of hers in English. 

Click on any of the image below to snag a copy of the ones I created for my kiddos in Spanish for the hallway, bathroom, cafeteria, and recess. (Please note, you do need to add a tilde to the "n" in baƱo", as the font I chose wouldn't let me do it! I just quickly added it with a Sharpie!).

Enjoy!


Posters created with images from Dreamlike Magic and Print Candee, and fonts from Kevin and Amanda.





10 comments:

  1. These are fantastic, Krista! Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your expectations. I love the ones you made for specific areas of the school (pinning those now)!!! My husband's middle school just started PBIS this year so I am enjoying hearing more about it.

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  2. Looks fantastic! How can I obtain a copy of the posters on your bulletin board? :)

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    1. I will try and create a post here in the next week and get them up and shared for you guys! That should be no problem at all. Glad you think they will be useful for you, and I am more than willing to share!

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  3. So excited to find another bilingual teacher/blogger! Love your expectativas posters! I want to post a picture from your expectativas as a link to this page on my blog--do you know how to do that? I'd love to share this with other maestros!

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    1. Thank you and yes I do! Upload the picture into your "new post" document. Then click on it, and then click on link in the toolbar. You should just then be able to put in the link in the space provided that you would like the viewer to be taken to when they click on the picture. Hope this helps and let me know if you need a better explanation!

      -Krista

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  4. Thank you so much! When I saw it, the only thing I thought was it needed pictures - and low a behold - you had the kids do pictures around it - until they understand better - LOVE IT!!!!! I really appreciate you sharing it because yours looks so much cuter than I can do it, but being the 4th day of 1st grade, we desperately need to revisit these expecations! Thank you Thank you!!!

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  5. I teach elementary Spanish and I happened across your blog. Do you have a file that you can share of your "super expectativas" bulletin board posters? We follow PBIS at our school as well, and I'd love to be able to put these up around the school. Would you be able to share? Muchas gracias!

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    1. Yes, I actually included them in a post above, as I had a few requests for them! You can grab them here :): http://thesecondgradesuperkids.blogspot.com/2012/09/themed-journal-cover-freebie.html

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