Today’s post will be focusing on something you must have in your classroom no matter what grade, a No Excuses board. It has been really helpful for me in laying out my expectations for student work.
Here is a picture of my No Excuses board in the classroom. (Please excuse the glare in the picture.)
With the No Excuses board, I introduce the different cards slowly. When I see one of the kiddos not follow a rule on the No Excuses board, I direct their attention to the board and remind them of the rule. Eventually, my students started pointing these things out to each other. I love it when I hear one of them say, “There are no excuses for not writing your name on your paper.”
I’ve made a freebie for you to download that includes these No Excuses cards, bulletin board header, a No Excuses card that students can keep in their desks, and editable cards too. Click on the picture above to head over to my Facebook page to download. You have to be a fan of my page to grab the freebie.
Enjoy! Check out my next post on Organization.