Fifth Grade: "Uniquely You"
Students were introduced to the guidance program at AIS. Personality and individuality were discussed. Students were given a fun quiz to determine wether they were an introvert, or an extrovert. Most students found that they were extroverts! The teachers were not surprised!! Students were then asked to choose a super power they would like to have from a list. Students discovered that their super power choice told something about their personality and gave hints for future career choices.
Sixth Grade: "Conflicts: Working it Out"
Sixth grade students discussed conflicts, how to handle conflicts, and the importance of body language. Students role played typical situations of conflicts that are seen in school. They also brainstormed appropriate ways of working them out. Students were introduced to the "Peace Rules" and were encouraged to use them whenever they have a conflict.
1.We cooperate constructively.
2.We speak respectfully.
3.We listen with an open mind.
4.We act with kindness.
5.We respect each other's feelings.
6.We take responsibility for what we say and do.
Fifth & Sixth Grade: BULLYING
Bullying was defined as someone who hurts or intimidates other people. There are three ways that people bully: Physically, socially, and verbally. Students discussed what to do if they see bullying or what to do if it is happening to them.
Ho do you stop bullies?
1. Stand up for others!
2. Ignore the bully. Don't give the bully the reaction he/she wants.
3. Avoid the bully.
4. Get adult help!!!
5. Include Everyone. Include students who don't have many friends in your activities.
RED RIBBON WEEK is October 22-26!
Fifth & Sixth Grades: "Egg McTuffin"
Students will discuss the importance of protecting their brain, the "BOSS" of the body from drugs and alcohol. They will review facts about how alcohol alters brain chemistry and affects people under 21. Then students will form groups with each group receiving an egg which will represent an unprotected brain, a set of plastic straws and a roll or masking tape. Each team will work together to create a protective case for the egg using only the straws and the tape. The team leader will come to the front of the room and drop the eggs. Afterwards, teams will open their protective case to see if their eggs--their brains--are undamaged. A discussion will follow on the importance of protecting their brains from alcohol and drugs.
5th & 6th Grade
How Rude: Manners Matter!
Students will check their knowledge of manners by taking a quiz. A short video showing the do's and don'ts being thoughtful and considerate will be shown. Afterwards, the quiz will be checked and the importance of having good manners will be discussed.
5th & 6th Grades
Students will chart and compare the feelings you have when you give a gift to when you receive a gift. The book The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein will be read. The importance of giving and the wonderful feelings associated with it will be discussed. Students will share stories of giving and how it made them feel.
5th & 6th Grades
Students will play a timed memory game. The class will watch the video You Can Succeed in School. The video covers the topics how to organize your homework, how to organize your time, how everyone learns in different ways, and how to study for a test. The video will be discussed and key points highlighted. A relay game will be played to review facts from the video.
5th & 6th
A powerpoint slide show will be presented that gives pointers on taking classroom tests as well as standardized tests. Tips for getting your mind and body ready on major test days will be discussed. Relaxation techniques to reduce test anxiety will also be covered.
5th & 6th
Students will take an interest inventory to help them see what they are interested in. They will then spend time in the computer lab doing research on career areas that they like. Check out: http://stats.bls.gov/k12
5th & 6th
Students will be divided into groups of 4/5 and will be given a four foot length of string. The groups will each be given tasks to complete with the string without being able to talk. Each group must work together to complete each project. Once the project is complete, all groups will come together for discussion. This is a lot of fun! It's amazing how in each group a leader will always emerge, even when no one is allowed to talk.