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Rules Rap
Dr. Jean


Dr. Jean Feldman performs this song on Is Everybody Happy?


Click here to see this rap in Spanish.


Chorus:
The rules, the rules, the rules of the classroom. (Snap fingers.)
The rules, the rules, the rules of the classroom.

Follow, follow, follow directions,      (Point index fingers.)
Follow, follow, follow directions.              
                    
Chorus
Feet and hands, feet and hands,    (Point to feet and hands.)
Feet and hands to yourself.                              

Chorus
Small voices inside, tall voices on the playground.          
                                        (Quiet voice, then loud voice.)
Small voices inside, tall voices on the playground.          

Chorus
Work together, don't fight, or you'll get in trouble.          
                                    (Clasp hands, then point finger.)
Work together, don't fight, or you'll get in trouble.          

Chorus
YEAH!

Activities: 
          Write the rules on a chart.  Call children's attention to them when they are behaving inappropriately.
          Make a "Class Rule Book."  Ask each child to illustrate and write (or dictate) a rule that they think is important.  Put their pictures together and staple in a construction paper cover.  Read the rules together, then display in the room and use as a "reminder" when necessary.


Dr. Jean Feldman performs this song on Is Everybody Happy?

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  Many thanks to Dr. Jean Feldman for permission to display her lyrics and activities.



About Dr. Jean Feldman:
      Dr. Jean is beloved by teachers, parents, and children alike for her creative activities that make learning fun!  She has been actively involved in education for over 30 years as a classroom teacher, instructor of adults, author, and consultant. Dr. Feldman has a B.A. from the University of Georgia, a D.A.S.T. from Emory University, and a M.A. and Ph.D. from Georgia State University. She is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the National Kindergarten Alliance. Dr. Feldman presents to professional groups across the country and serves on the advisory boards of several organization. To have Dr. Jean conduct a professional workshop at your school, please visit Dr. Jean's Website..

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