Be Kind Be Safe Be Responsible

Be Kind Be Safe Be Responsible
Posted on 10/31/2019
Our students have been working hard and showing examples of knowing and learning our 3 Big Expectations; which are Be Kind, Be Safe and Be Responsible!

Here are some examples and ideas so that you can work on them at home as well!

Positive Behavior Intervention and Support


At the Akron Public Schools Early Learning Program, we developed three overall expectations for our students.   The three expectations are the main rules that are used in all of our classrooms.  The three positively stated expectations are easy for children to understand and remember.   The three expectations are:               

   Be Kind         Be Safe              Be Responsible   

These expectations help us to teach children how to be safe, responsible and kind in our classrooms and schools.   You will see these expectations posted in our classrooms and hear the staff refer to them throughout the day.   


Children’s books which support PBIS:

  • Happy by Mies van Hout – Expression of Emotion – feelings through words and pictures
  • Huggapotamus by Steve Metzger – Empathy
  • Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems – Expression of Emotion
  • Little Red Hen – Peer Interactions – helping/not helping others and consequences
  • Llama Llama Time to Share – Peer Interactions – consequences of sharing/not sharing
  • Llama Llama Mad at Mama – Expression of Emotion/Self-Regulation – strategies to express anger
  • My Friend is Sad by Mo Willems – Empathy
  • No Dogs Allowed by Linda Ashman – different rules apply for different settings
  • How Do Dinosaurs Say They’re Mad by Jane Yolen – Expression of Emotion/Self-Regulation
  • Peanut Butter and Cupcake by Terry Border – Peer Interactions/Empathy – friendship
  • The Three Bears – Empathy, Behavior Expectations/Rules and consequences

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