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Fifth graders develop an understanding of educational tasks and skills necessary to make a smooth transition to the middle school structure. They write a plan of action for the future setting goals to be successful in school and review it with a school counselor on the forms included.
Setting goals, career exploration, and self-awareness are three major components found on the path to college. A wide variety of wonderful teaching tools are provided to help you facilitate an understanding of how simple it can be to plan out an academic career. Planning cards, charts, activity procedures, and web links makes this a handy resource, focused on getting your class ready for college.
Fifth graders review definitions of bullying and harassment, respond to real-life bullying scenario from news, television, or movie, brainstorm possible solutions and consequences for negative behavior, and discuss how their peers influence them both positively and negatively.
Twelfth graders examine and evaluate their personal education plans and discuss the importance of life-long learning. They discuss personal education plans and goals and reflect on their own plans, complete a Personal Plan of Study Review worksheet, and write a letter to themselves about the benefits of planning for the future and their life goals that will be mailed to them in five years by the school counselor.
Fifth graders gather information about the roles, responsibilities, skills, and training and education requirements of workers. Then they input this information into a graphic organizer chart and identify the similarities and differences in the careers. Students alos analyze the information for each group member as compared to their own findings.
Eighth graders examine what they need to do to meet their career goals. They design a four to six year plan for the classes they need to take in high school after listening to high school mentor tell about their experiences with this activity. They include a journal entry in their career folding that explains their hopes for the future.
Eighth graders discuss their plans for after high school and complete a portfolio. Individually, they use the information from their portfolio to create puzzle pieces of their past to help them plan their future. In groups, they put their puzzle pieces together to develop their plan.
Fourth graders conceptualize the value of respect for self, and give examples and non-examples. They describe how things could have been done differently within the family or the community for non-examples. Students conceptualize the value of respect for family and community members, and give examples and non-examples.
Seventh graders write scripts for scenarios to be "re-solutioned". One re-solution scenario will be role played for whole class. They also identify what personal responsibility means and who is responsible in taking personal responsibility. Finally, 7th graders actively participate in work of team via such activity as: contributing real-life conflict scenario(s) with peers, a parent, or a teacher or volunteering to write scenarios on cards.
Learners explore positive and negative behaviors. In this behavior lesson, students discuss positive and negative behavior and its effects on others. Learners watch videos and discuss as a class. Students then write things in their journals that they feel are put ups and put downs.
Eighth graders are asked what is the process of transitioning and why is it important? They listen as the counselor reviews the information from the pervious lesson. Students review peer sharing about what they have been taught and what they still wanted to comprehend. They listen as the counselor that address questions that arose in the previous lesson by answering specific questions or referencing the questions when new material is presented.
Eighth graders create career portfolios, speak with the school counselor, and develop and educational plan. Individually, 8th graders discuss career options and how an educational plan can assist them in future goals. They explore various job markets and describe vocabulary words.
Students listen to a book being read and answer questions when prompted. They describe a time when they were helpful to others. They explore how they felt when they helped others and name classroom jobs that are important. They discuss the importance of working together.
Seventh graders are shown a variety of advertisements and commercials and note the product being sold. As a class, they compare and contrast their answer to the actual product. To end the lesson, they discuss whether or not they would buy the product after seeing the commercial.
Eighth graders discuss making the wrong decisions because of peer pressure and the consequences of those actions. As a class, they identify the positive and negative consequences based on a variety of scenerios. To end the lesson, they complete a personal plan worksheet for them to reference.