Feb. 27- Mar. 3
Week focus: Being an Upstander
Monday- Do a Binder Check! Then, show a video from the Beginning March section about the importance of Upstanding. With your last 3 minutes, learn about National Pig Day! Which is today, but I'm sure you knew that :).
Tuesday- Print off, or read together, the short article that lists 10 simple ways to stand up and spend time reading that as well.
Wednesday- Finish reading the previous article and begin this next one. Have students brainstorm scenarios at our school where they can practice those skills.
Thursday- Extended Talent Show Assembly!
Friday- Begin SLC planning! Remember, your class may choose to pilot our new Google Slide format. Start with some goals writing. Students will share their goals for the end of the year with their parents. Then, begin the process of selecting their 'chosen works'. Not only the best, but maybe the toughest, or assignments where they show growth as well. Lastly, watch this video and review appropriate SLC practices.
Week Focus: Stand Up and Shake Up.
Monday- Binder check point! Print and read an article or story together about standing up. Use the great text-marking strategies we've been practicing while reading.
Tuesday- Extended 8th Grade Holocaust Assembly; 6th and 7th Grades will have an Electives Fair, where elective teachers will rotate through rooms sharing about student options.
Wednesday- Begin planning for conferences if ready- organize slides using the drafting forms, and if going the traditional route, use the graphic organizers to i In the last 5 minutes, watch this video.
Thursday- We all know that Johnny Appleseed Day is coming up quick! Have everyone bring an apple to school tomorrow to celebrate, and watch a fun, old Disney video about his life today (8:00) .
Friday- Begin filling out this sheet to guide their conference conversation. Also, if necessary, and even if not, review the concept of growth mindset, and watch some of the great videos you missed in October.
Week focus: Standing Up and Student Led Conferences
Monday- Write new goals. Make sure students know they will be sharing these goals with their parents!
Tuesday- Extended whole school assembly, The Voice!
Wednesday- Read "Change for a Dollar". This story is MOVING. Discuss when students have witnessed similar acts of kindness and compassion, and who they identify with more, the boy, the narrator, or the girl.
Thursday- Watch a St. Patrick's Day video! Or two :)
Create new squads, or mix up old squads, share goals, and get to know one another. Then, in your new squads, practice proper and inappropriate SLC behaviors.
Friday- pick and watch a clip! Then talk about it, and do it again!
Week focus: Conference Crunch and Upstanding
Monday- Check those binders, then, Play a game, together!
Tuesday- Ask willing students to turn in their goals, and take turns anonymously reading them to the class. Have students guess whose goals belong to whom. Encourage students to include their goals in a slide or their conversation during SLCs.
Wednesday- Cruise to the March More page and decide what Home Court you want to bombard with love and support- maybe even two! Watch this video to get started. And, if time- check out National Chip and Dip day!
Thursday- Check out these real life examples of upstanders and share in squads what you can do for one person today to make their lives a little bit better.
Friday- Students should have all of their works selected, worksheet filled out, goals written, and practice sharing those in squads today. Role play through an entire conference, including explaining how chosen works reflect a mindset. Make sure students have an agenda in their binders, chosen works, written SMART goals, and confidence of how to explain their goals and mindsets.