Rules Keep Us Safe
Kindergarten has been teaching the concept (known as a CENTRAL IDEA): Our choice to follow rules can create fair and just communities. The students were asked the questions:
What groups do I belong to?
What are the rules for belonging in each group?
How are groups alike/different?
Why do we organize? (school families, girl/boy bathrooms, why do we have different recess times, why do we sit with buddies during Mass)
What happens if you break a rule?
Guest speakers came to visit as leaders of a group (coach, police officer, priest, etc) and students were able to ask questions. Recently, the students were asked to identify one group they are a part of and make up a rule that is important for that group so members are treated fairly.