At the beginning of the school year, students listed over 40 rules and expectations they felt were important to have in our classroom. They categorized those ideas and as a class, we developed our 7 Essential Agreements. Our Essential Agreements are displayed in our classroom, right next to the door. Everyone who enters our room agrees to these expectations.


When a student is having difficulty following an essential agreement, he or she takes time to reflect. Our Reflection Sheet helps us think about our choices and to make a plan to do better.