This week that began with questioning what the children knew about a president took a few steps backward as we’ve been discussing what rules are, who makes them, why do we have them and where there are rules. It has been very thought-provoking to listen to the children’s understanding of rules. We brainstormed a lot of rules they may have at home/outside of school and they naturally moved closer into our classroom. The children were able to collectively compile different rules we have in the classroom and what purpose they each may serve. During our days when a ‘conflict’ arises, the children have been referring back to our brainstorm list in the front of the classroom. As they are able to acknowledge what they had contributed to the brainstorm they clearly internalized the expectations.