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Procedures Do's and Don'ts

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 1 page | Grades: PK - 1

Identify proper school and classroom procedures with this sorting activity.

School and Classroom Procedures Sorting Activity

Are you looking for a back-to-school activity that helps your students learn procedures? This sorting activity will help your students sort their way through what is acceptable and unacceptable behavior in different school locations. 

To play, students will place the school location sorting mats in a row, along with the DO & DON’T card for each location. Students will choose a scenario card, identify the school location, and read the scenario. They will determine if it is a DO or DON’T for that location and sort accordingly. 

Through this activity, students will practice identifying different school procedures.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your back-to-school lessons. 

In addition to individual student work time, use this sorting activity to enhance learning through small groups or whole class lessons.

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

Help students who need support by inviting them to refer to an anchor chart or classroom poster.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

For students that need a bit of a challenge, encourage them to think of an additional “Do” and “Don’t” for each location.

🛴 True or False Scoot

For this game, you will need to print a set of cards you can number to match the students’ answer sheets with the cards. Hang cards around the room in sets of matching and unmatching sets. Working either alone or in pairs, assign students to a starting point and have them rotate through the cards on your signal, recording on a numbered sheet of paper whether the sets are a match (True) or a mismatch (False) until they have completed each one.

Plan lessons for all ability levels with our 10 Best Scaffolding Strategies! 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the color PDF, black and white PDF, or editable Google Slides version of this resource. 

Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 


This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a teacher in Michigan and Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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