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Woodbury Advisory: November

A guide to activities and themes to cover with advisory classes.

Respect

Respect (think the Golden Rule) 

Treat others with respect; follow the Golden Rule

Be tolerant and accepting of differences       

Use good manners, not bad language     

Be considerate of the feelings of others

Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone

Deal peacefully with anger, insults, and disagreements

Quarter 2 Reminders & White Socks Script - All Advisories Please Read on the 4th!

Woodbury School Expectations

Quarter 2 is underway and we need to reemphasize the Woodbury School Expectations of safety, respect, and responsibility

Work with your advisories to review the school expectations and bring them to life! 

Show what each of those expectations looks like in action. Have small groups create posters or act out scenes that depict safety, respect, and responsibility in action at Woodbury or in the community. 

Continue the community building commitment. Promote community building/collaboration throughout advisory and within content classes. Use some the community building activities from the bank of activities or create some of your own.

Reiterate Safety Protocols.

Discuss the importance of social distancing, handwashing, and mask wearing. Explain how following these guidelines limits the spread the virus and helps keep us in school. Discuss practicing these important habits in all social settings.

Quarter 2 Goal Setting

Work with students to establish academic goals for quarter 2. Use the template provided on the LibGuide or utilize another way to promote goal setting.

 

 

 

November 2020

Dear Students and Staff,

This month the students of National Junior Honor Society are looking for white sock donations to help benefit homeless veterans in the Granite State.

Donate socks in your co-advisories. Students from National Junior Honor Society will make their rounds to collect and tally items every Monday and Friday.  The co-advisory with the most donated items will win a prize. (Since the prize is for most donated items, if a package of white socks is donated, each pair of socks would be counted individually.  So, if there are 12 socks in the package, this would count as 12 donated items).

All donations, BIG or small, are appreciated.  The contest will end Friday, November 16. Best of luck, and thank you!

Members of NJHS

6th Grade

What is Respect? (Start of the month introduce the theme)

  • Introduce the meaning of respect. Emphasize how the meaning of respect is influenced by our experiences, such as in our families and community. 
  • Play the video clip about respect. 
  • Begin by asking students to discuss the Golden Rule: Treat others the way you would like to be treated. What does this mean to you? Tell students that when they follow the Golden Rule, they are being respectful and considerate of others and themselves.
  • Have them talk about the videos and create a list or poster of what being respectful means to them.

Conferencing About Grades (Complete once grades have posted)

  • Have each student complete the "Goals for Success" worksheet​
  • Conference with students about their report cards as they are working on their goals ​
  • Collect and review

Veteran's Day Information

  • Debrief the Veteran's Day Ceremony from Friday with the students.
  • Show the video clip on Veteran's Day
  • Talk about the armed forces and the different branches
  • Answer any questions the students may have

Respect Activities

  • Have the students complete the activity and hand out the bingo cards to any students who want to play the "Kindness Game".
    • Create a poster containing a word for each letter in the word respect that means almost the same thing.
    • Use the attached pdf bingo-style "Kindness Game" to encourage random acts of kindness in your classroom for the week. 

Be Thankful - Letters to Staff (A couple weeks prior to Thanksgiving complete this activity)

  • Have students write at least one letter to a teacher they are thankful for (Use templates or students can create their own).
  • Collect and put in the teachers mailboxes.

Thanksgiving

  • Watch "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving" or advisors choice.

Olympic Shirt Design

  • Come up with ideas for the Olympic T-Shirt designs for your team with your advisory.
  • ​Give students who would like to submit a design time to sketch. 

7th Grade

What is Respect? (Start of the month introduce the theme)

  • Introduce the meaning of respect. Respect means more than one thing, and depends greatly in the context. 
  • Play the video clip about respect. 
  • Have the students generate examples of ways they show respect in school. Write their responses on the board or a poster to hang.

Conferencing About Grades (Complete once grades have posted)

  • Have each student complete the "Goals for Success" worksheet​
  • Conference with students about their report cards as they are working on their goals ​
  • Collect and review 
  • Conduct follow ups with students

Veteran's Day Information

  • Have students write one letter as an advisory to a veteran, see link on Operation Gratitude for details. 
  • Place the letters in my mailbox or on my desk and I will mail them out the following week. 

Respect Activity

  • Have the students design a bumper sticker about respect.  Include on the bumper sticker:  
    • The word Respect
    • A slogan for why you should use it
    • At least three words that describe it

Be Thankful - Letters to Staff (A couple weeks prior to Thanksgiving complete this activity)

  • Have students write at least one letter to a teacher they are thankful for (Use templates or students can create their own).
  • Collect and put in the teachers mailboxes.

Thanksgiving

  • Show the attached two videos.
  • Discuss with the students what they think the true meaning of Thanksgiving is.

Olympic Shirt Design

  • Come up with ideas for the Olympic T-Shirt designs for your team with your advisory.
  • ​Give students who would like to submit a design time to sketch. 

8th Grade

What is Respect? (Start of the month introduce the theme)

  • Introduce the meaning of respect. Acknowledge how within the school context students are expected to act respectfully, but that without their help misunderstanding can occur and feelings can be hurt/people can get defensive.
  • Play the video clip about respect. 
  • Ask students to create a list and compare the behaviors of respect at school versus at home. Are there any differences? Discuss why differences may emerge between the two lists (i.e., is it due to culture? Is it due to context? etc.)

Conferencing About Grades (Complete once grades have posted)

  • Have each student complete the "Goals for Success" worksheet​
  • Conference with students about their report cards as they are working on their goals ​
  • Collect and review
  • Conduct follow up meetings later in the month 

Veteran's Day Information

  • Show the two attached video clips.
  • Have students write a letter or make a card for a Veteran in their family.  If they do not know of a Veteran in their family they could write one to another classmate's family member.

Respect Activity

  • Have students work alone or with a partner to create a song, a rap, or a chant about respect.
    • Their words should tell why respect is important  and how it could make the world a better place.
    • Have students write the rap on a piece of paper and be ready to respect it to the group if called upon.

Be Thankful - Letters to Staff (A couple weeks prior to Thanksgiving complete this activity)

  • Have students write at least one letter to a teacher they are thankful for (Use templates or students can create their own).
  • Collect and put in the teachers mailboxes.

Thanksgiving

  • Watch the attached video and discuss.
  • Create a gratitude box with the attached template and directions.

Olympic Shirt Design

  • Come up with ideas for the Olympic T-Shirt designs for your team with your advisory.
  • ​Give students who would like to submit a design time to sketch.