Okay, I think if I can do this correctly and have students understand, I'll meet with better experiences as I'm teaching.
I'd so appreciate the correct way to write this - I think these kids know all hiragana, katakana and tons of kanji, but perhaps hiragana is the best for them to read quickly and understand the concept? I'm not sure if at times, kanji is better because it may indicate a clearer definition or meaning for some message that a foreigner is trying to give them.
1. I want to make a sign for students indicating ' BOOKBAGS HERE. ' or ' PERSONAL ITEMS HERE.' like this includes all bookbags, jackets, water bottles / juice bottles, snacks. Something should be added maybe, like 'Bags / etc MUST stay here '
2. NO CELL PHONES IN CLASS - TURN OFF AND USE AFTER CLASS or maybe that last part isn't necessary
3. PICK UP YOUR TRASH
4. DO NOT UNLOCK THE DOOR
5. DO NOT GO OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM WITHOUT ASKING YOUR TEACHER
Do you guys think any of this is too hard to get the msg across to the students, who range from 5 yrs - 15??
I wonder if I should post all of it on a big paper saying ' Classroom Rules ' and go over it every day. It sounds so...I forget the word, something like presumptuous or pretentious, maybe it will make the kids feel like they are being be-littled BUT they need that discipline and classroom rules aren't even up anywhere in this classroom at least the one I taught this week. Maybe and hopefully it will be more in order when I go to my different school next week.
I can't blame my Japanese teacher for any of this, she's also fairly new ( just been here for 4 months ) and it's a new term so she has to learn the new students and their mannerisms, as well.