This week we worked on our class promise. After brainstorming ideas with the students on what they thought was important to help the class run smoothly, we came up a condensed version and charted the results. For example, if a child said "It's not nice to hit someone" or "Don't talk mean to people", it was condensed to "I am responsible for my actions." The other promises are: "I do what is asked the first time."; "I share with others."; and "I take care of school property." The activity culminated with each child making a paper doll of themselves (with a chef's hat, of course) and we placed them around the promise. These few rules cover a lot of territory and are referred to throughout the day because we all want to be good school citizens.