for Creating Classroom Community
Fostering Student Independence and Accountability ~ To help students develop independence and accountability, give them choices of assignments, or have them write contracts for individualized research projects or other assignements. This can be done at a simple level even with primary grade children.
Take a look at a sample student contract you can copy and use!
Developing Responsibility ~ Using a list of all students alphabetized by first name, have a "Person of the Day" who can be responsible for sharing a book, changing the calendar, mailing letters, handing out lunch tickets, or doing other daily chores usually handled by classroom monitors. Keep the list posted on the classroom calendar, so students know when their turn is coming up.