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Team up with parents to understand and support your students with a united front.
Volunteer class time help in the primary grades can benefit you, your class, and your parent volunteers.
New! “Egg Baby” Parenting
Each pupil in your health class can be a good egg by successfully caring for a baby egg as a project in parenting. They will keep a journal, perform a cost analysis, and check in with you at the beginning of each day. Consider initialing or signing each egg with permanent ink as it is handed to its parent to ensure that babies aren't replaced if mishandled during the project.
How to deal with parents of a student who don't get along with each other.
Bring parents into your study of The Cay by Theodore Taylor. Each of the five activities included here incorporates parent input and participation. The activities focus on setting, characterization, and vocabulary. Graphic organizers and other related materials are included in the packet, as are instructions and rationale for each activity.
Students introduce themselves and discuss situational problems in their family. In this family structure instructional activity students complete an activity on parenting and discuss different topics.
Students examine family life issues. In this interpersonal relationships lesson, students discuss typical resistance to parents from teen children. Students also discuss options for children dealing with difficult or abusive home life.
Learners study the causes for a juvenile court to terminate all rights of a parent to a child. They do case studies of a few examples of this scenario taking place. This lesson invites quite a bit of debate amongst the pupils, and requires them to look at both sides of the arguments. Terrific worksheets and graphic organizers are embedded in the plan to help you successfully implement this fine lesson. Be aware of the sensitive nature of the content and the maturity level of your audience.
In this Parents' Day activity, students complete activities such as reading a passage, matching phrases, fill in the blanks, correct word choosing, multiple choice, sequencing, unscramble the sentences, write questions, take a survey, and writing. Students complete 12 activities for Parents' Day.
High schoolers consider and discuss characteristics of an ideal parent. In small groups, they work together to examine the stereotypical roles of the father and the mother. Transparencies for display, worksheets, and a homework exercise are provided. The issues dealt with in this resource are thought-provoking and will result in informed young adults, equipped to make responsible decisions for their lives.
Students watch a news clip about people who think bad parents are to blame for bad kids. They then take a quiz about legal age and responsibility. Finally they design a series of parenting lessons.
What do infants need? What are parental responsibilities? Why breastfeed? What are the pros and cons? When do infants sit-up, roll over, crawl, talk, get teeth, eat solid foods, and sleep through the night? So many questions, and this is just the beginning of an eighteen-year responsibility. This lesson provides a good start with a lot of useful information to answer many of these questions.
Students examine the challenges a single teenage parent faces. In groups, they research ways to positively cope with an unplanned pregnancy and design their own layette for their new baby. As a class, they discuss what it means to be responsible and role-play in different scenarios. To end the lesson, they write down their goals, not only for themselves, but also for their baby.
Using the jigsaw method, ten different life situations relating to parenting are evaluated and then presented to the class. Through this experience, participants understand the reasons for choosing whether or not to have children, how many, and when to start a family. A meaningful and memorable lesson to wrap-up the other family planning lessons by the same publisher.
This video defines the term parent function. It shows how to find the parent function of a set of quadratic functions and a separate set of linear functions.
High schoolers use films to identify the characteristics of a good parent. In groups, they research the different types of parenting methods used during colonial times, the Civil War and the Civil Rights movement. As a class, they develop their own definition of a good parent and compare and contrast their own parents with those seen in the films. They are encouraged to examine the characteristics shown in the film to become more responsible parents.
Students analyze parent involvement in their high school children's lives. In this journalism lesson, students read the USA Today article titled "Value of Parent-Teacher Meetings Increases at High School Level", respond to discussion questions regarding the article, and complete an activity based on the content of the article.
Pupils distinguish and comprehend the focus in a passage. They research websites to explore parenting resources.
Students demonstrate good parenting practices. In this health lesson plan, students create and act out skits based on their understanding of 'good parenting'. This lesson plan also includes a supplemental lesson plan regarding infant care and development.
Students identify the basic transformations of parent functions. They use their graphing calculator to create a transformation booklet by folding a sheet of computer paper in half and stapling along the folded edge.