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Classroom Resource

Rules Are Made for a Reason

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Social Studies




In this video from the Johnny and the Sprites episode, "The Sprites' Rules". Johnny gives the Sprites an idea of making rules so they can work functionally. However, the Sprites get carried away and find themselves dancing, singing, and humming continuously. They go back to Johnny to ask him what went wrong. The video can be played to introduce a lesson on describing how rules provide order, security, and safety in the home, school, and community.  The video is 3 minutes and 32 seconds in length.

    Social Studies (2010) Grade(s): KG


    Describe how rules provide order, security, and safety in the home, school, and community.

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    • order
    • security
    • safety
    • construct
    • consequence
    • procedure
    • obey
    • rule


    Students know:
    • The classroom has rules that, when followed, help everyone learn.
    • Following the rules and respecting others should result in positive benefits.
    • The difference between a rule and a procedure.
    • Vocabulary: rule, procedure, order, security, safety, consequence, construct


    Students are able to:
    • Perform classroom and school procedures as prompted by the teacher.
    • Recite the classroom rules and the consequences of breaking a particular rule.
    • Participate in the creation of classroom rules.
    • Participates in the discussion of community rules and laws.


    Students understand that:
    • Rules exist in the classroom as well as the school, home, and the community.
    • Rules are necessary for people to live and work together.
    • There are consequences to breaking the rules.
    • Procedures are guides that show us how to do things in the most effective way.
    • Procedures are used often, sometimes daily, in the school, class, home and community in order to be efficient and to know what is expected of them.
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