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The 44 Rules of My Classroom

February 2, 2016 by Emily

The 44 Rules of My Classroom

I have very few rules in my classroom.  BUT…I loved Dan Morris’s “36 Rules of Dinner” featured on Finding Joy’s Website, and thought it would be fun to highlight a day in the life of a teacher through a list of underground rules that will never get posted on our classroom walls.  Enjoy this fun collection.

The 44 Rules of My Classroom


1.  Arrive on time, every day.

2.  Come prepared with your homework.

3.  Bring all necessary supplies with you, every day.

4.  Read every night.

5.  Follow the dress code.

6.  No tattling.

7.  No tattling on tattling.

8.  Sit correctly in your chair.

9.  Do not move your desk around.

10.  Not even a little bit.

11.  Put the lid on your glue stick.

12.  Don’t pretend you lost your glue stick when you see fresh glue sticks.

13.  No nose-picking.

14.  No booger eating.

15.  If you need to use the bathroom, follow our procedure for asking.

16.  Do not wander in the hallway on your way to the bathroom.

17.  Do not touch the walls when you are walking in the hallway.

18.  When in line, stand behind the person in front of you.

19.  Your nose should not be an inch from their head.  Leave enough space.

The 44 Rules of My Classroom

20.  No wiggling of any teeth while at school.

21.  No sharing of a newly lost tooth with the other students.

22.  You may not ask how many more minutes for any reason.

23.   No Hot Cheetos or Takis of any kind.

24.  No sharing of food in the lunch room.

25.  Pick up your trash that falls on the floor before you leave the lunchroom.

26.  No playing in the mud at recess.

27.  Take turns.

28.  Respect the other teachers in the school.

29.  Use the math tools appropriately.

30.   Don’t sneak toys in your backpack.

31.   Place things nicely in your desk.

32.  Shoving things in your desk is not placing things nicely.

33.  Turn pages nicely.

34.  Don’t press the head of the dry erase marker down.

35.  Only erase what you need to erase.

36.  Don’t chew on your pencil.

37.  No pretend reading.

38.  No pretend working.

39. Be kind to others.

40.  Have fun.

41.  Give respect to get respect.

42.  Treat others how you want to be treated.

43.  Always do the right thing.

44.  Know that this year will be the best year of your life.

The 44 Rules of My Classroom

I hope you enjoyed reading these fun “rules” of my classroom.  Be sure to stop by Finding Joy’s website to see the 36 Rules of Dinner. If you liked this post, be sure to pin it for your teacher colleagues! If you enjoyed this article, be sure to follow me on InstagramPinterestFacebook, and Teachers Pay Teachers to stay posted with the latest freebies, tips, and ideas.

The 44 Rules of my Classroom