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Know and Follow Rules
Cheri J. Meiners, M.Ed. 
Know and Follow Rules

A child who isn't following the rules is a child who’s always in trouble. This book starts with simple reasons why we have rules: to help us stay safe, learn, be fair, and get along. Then it presents just four basic rules: “Listen,” “Best Work,” “Hands and Body to Myself,” and “Please and Thank You.” The focus throughout is on the positive sense of pride that comes with learning to follow rules. Includes questions and activities adults can use to reinforce the ideas and skills being taught.


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Common Core State Standards

Head Start
Supports the domains of Social & Emotional Development, Logic & Reasoning, Language Development, Literacy Knowledge & Skills, and Social Studies Knowledge & Skills in the Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework.

ASCA Mindsets & Behaviors for Student Success: K-12 College- and Career-Readiness Standards for Every Student
MS.1, MS.2, MS.6
BS.LS.1, BS.LS.4, BS.LS.7, BS.LS.8, BS.LS.9
BS.SS.1, BS.SS.2, BS.SS.3, BS.SS.4, BS.SS.5, BS.SS.6, BS.SS.7, BS.SS.8, BS.SS.9



40 pages, illustrated, softcover, full-color, 9" x 9", ISBN 978-1-57542-130-8

F&P: Grade 1/Ages 4–8/H
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“Surely needed…. I heartily applaud this important series.” —Jay A. Monson, Ph.D., Professor of Elementary Education, Utah State University
In the Real World

Using the Free Spirit Learning to Get Along® series

A Minnesota educator writes, "Before I started teaching I worked in the St. Cloud area as an after-school program manager. One of the districts had a grant to work with children with special needs, and one particular school had a high number of behavior issues. The school kept a library of Free Spirit books children could read when they got into trouble or needed downtime. This was part of the discipline process—the focus was on helping kids understand what respect means. I would read a book with the child and we would talk about how it feels to be hurt or picked on. The children responded to the needed quiet time and one-on-one attention."

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Item No: 21308W

Price: $10.95


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