Students learn to follow classroom routines and rules. Some expected routines include hanging up jackets and backpacks, handing in homework, and packing up at the end of the day. Throughout the year it is important for children to become increasingly aware of their classroom responsibilities by taking turns, sharing, cleaning up (both individually and when part of a team), taking care of classroom supplies, and putting things in their proper place. We also encourage the children to become "independent" learners. The children learn to become responsible for themselves and for our classroom.