Class Creeds

Similarly to Mrs. Cornwell’s classes, my 4th and 6th hour also created class creeds.  It is my philosophy as a teacher that students should take ownership of the class rules and guidelines and take part in creating them.  It is just as much their classroom as it is mine!  With that being said, I was very impressed with the things my students expressed that they expected of their classmates and themselves.  With what they have come up with I expect this to be an excellent year with two excellent groups of students 🙂

In addition to coming up with their expectations for each other, I also asked my classes to brainstorm a list of things they expected from me as a teacher.  Using their ideas I also wrote a teacher creed.  Check all of them out posted below.

Happy reading,

~Ms. Cook

Ms. Cook’s Creed

I am a teacher

I believe in setting high expectations for my students and encouraging them until they reach their potential.

I agree to give my students choices, and I trust them to make good choices both in my class and in the world around them.

I will treat my students with respect at all times.

I believe in each of my students and know that all of them can and will succeed.

I appreciate my students’ unique personalities and will incorporate their learning styles into my teaching.

I am a role model for my students both in and outside of school.

I believe that laughing, having fun, making friends, and learning are all possible at the same time.

I challenge myself to be the best teacher I can be and to learn from my students every day.

I lead, I learn, I laugh, I read, I write, I listen, I speak, dream, I understand, I encourage, I teach, I inspire.


4th Hour Creed

As a class we are responsible for what we do and say. 

We will think before we act and speak. 

We are courteous, kind, respectful, awesome, smart, beautiful, handsome, spectacular, funny, and fantabulous!

 Together we will uphold the class and school rules. 

We are confident in our abilities.

 We are comfortable sharing our opinions because we know we will not be judged. 

Together, we will walk through the door everyday with a positive attitude. 

We will set goals and work hard to achieve them

 We are Ms. Cook’s 4th Hour English class at Portland Middle School, and we will stand tall and strong in school and make it a better place to be.

6th Hour Creed

We are 7th grade students at Portland Middle School.

 We agree to treat each other fairly and with respect.

 We believe in ourselves and work to our highest abilities. 

 We think clearly and try not to get distracted or distract others.

 No one is left behind.

 Our class will take responsibility for our actions, and be the best we can be.

 We will never give up

 We believe that our education is the key to our future successes.  Our education and our future are in our hands.

 We are awesome, cool, amazing, superior, mighty, smart,  good sports, courageous, crazy, funny and cooperative.

We are athletes, musicians, artists, and students 


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  1. Mrs. Cornwell 09/22/2009 at 10:14 pm | | Reply

    Wow! These are terrific! I actually got goosebumps reading these words! Talk about empowerment, ownership, and vision! Way to go Ms. Cook and way to go students!

  2. matt s 09/28/2009 at 8:24 am | | Reply

    they say theyl do everything they put on the creed but sometime in the year they wont and theyl miss out on a huge assingment.

  3. Jordan S. 09/28/2009 at 9:33 am | | Reply

    These are really cool. It was fun doing them in class. I think that no matter what I end up doing in life, I will find a way to squezze this in.

    It was great when you read us your creed because we got to learn what we should expect of you, what you think we should expect of you, and what you expect of us!(:

  4. Lane 09/28/2009 at 10:40 am | | Reply


  5. Caitlin H. 09/28/2009 at 12:06 pm | | Reply

    I like the part in the fourth hour creed, “We are courteous, kind, respectful, awesome, smart, beautiful, handsome, spectacular, funny, and fantabulous!” I think its pretty funny!

  6. Kara M. 09/28/2009 at 12:08 pm | | Reply

    4th hours creed is Awesome!!!!!! I love the part where it says we are fantabulous!!!!!

  7. hunter S. 09/28/2009 at 12:10 pm | | Reply

    I thought that it was when they said that no one was left behind. It reminds me of a football team.

    1. Mrs. Cornwell 09/28/2009 at 3:19 pm | | Reply

      Great connection, Hunter!

  8. kristina D-P 09/28/2009 at 12:11 pm | | Reply

    4th hours is the best

  9. kristina D-P 09/28/2009 at 12:14 pm | | Reply

    but the rest are ok

  10. KARLI M. 09/28/2009 at 12:17 pm | | Reply


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