The most frequent request emailed to me is: What is your Expectations Rap? After receiving several inquiries, I have realized that writing a post about my Expectations Rap would be a good idea! So here we go!
My Expectations Rap is a list of how I expect my students behavior to be. They are posted in the front of my room; however, instead of just listing them and talking about them, we rap them! Here are my expectations:
Raise Your Hand and Wait Your Turn
Stay in Your Seat, HUH!
At the beginning of Kindergarten, every student learns this rap. During the Kindergarten year, almost every day after entering the room to my circle song, students keep a steady beat somehow and rap my expectations.
In first grade, they will say the rap often, but not nearly as much as Kindergarten.
In second grade, at the beginning of the year we review the rap and add rhythm sticks to how we learn it. We will review it throughout the year as well, when needed.
In third and fourth grades, instruments are added to how we review the rap at the beginning of the year. We will review it throughout the year as well, when needed.
Hope this clarifies!