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Woodbury Advisory: September

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

Advisory Crest (This will take approximately 2 advisory days at the start of the month)

  • Come up with a crest idea as a group - you can make a shield if you like but try to be creative. You could do something relating to your team name (a leaf, a tree, a mountain, an animal, or a footprint) or you could find something you all have in common (sports or activity).
  • Once you have decided on the crest, have a student or students draw and cut it out of a large piece of construction paper.  
  • Then go over what ideas that each individual student could add to the crest.
    • Pictures and/or words that best represents:
    • Who the student is
    • What they enjoy doing
    • Abilities
    • Information about their family dynamics
    • Accomplishments
  • Hand out a piece of paper for student to jot down ideas prior to creating their final piece of work for the crest.
  • Hand out note cards for students to create their individual piece.  The advisor should also create one.
  • Add all note cards to the shield in a thoughtful and creative way.
  • Display the crest outside your classroom.

Growth Mindset

Essential Questions:  

What is growth mindset?

What is the difference between a fixed and growth mindset?

What is my current mindset?

How can I change my mindset?

  1. Have students complete the self assessment or do a whole group four corners game using the assessment questions (see attached questions)

  2. Watch all/some of the mindset videos or others that you like: Growth Mindset Video, Changing a Fixed Mindset to a Growth Mindset, Growth Mindset Changed His Life, Karate Kid Montage, Ormie

  3. Complete the following activities:  

    1. Sorting activity (see attached)

    2. Make a list of the things you feel you are good at and some of the things you aren't; for each item, explain why. Share your list and reasons with a partner. Pick two items on your "not good" list and discuss what it would take for you to become better at each.

    3. After completing the other growth mindset activities have students reflect on the essential questions. All advisories should create a door covering/poster to hang outside your room to represent your understanding as an advisory of growth mindset.  You can do this in the form of drawings, words, quotes, etc. Be creative!

Tolerance