Classroom Guidance Activities


"Let there be PEACE!"

posted Jan 26, 2016, 9:57 AM by rdean@ecps.us

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. we learned about his calling for there to be peace. We talked about fairness and looked at some examples as to what is fair and not fair in our classrooms. We talked about how we need to treat others the way they need to be treated, and sometimes we need to keep the peace. Some grade levels made hands coming together for peacefulness in our world.


Rewards, Rewards Everywhere!

posted Jan 26, 2016, 9:39 AM by rdean@ecps.us

Each time our students come to guidance we draw a secret student from their class envelope. During class, we watch to see if that student is staying on task, following directions, and being a productive member of our class. At the end of the class, if the secret student has done those things, the class earns a letter in the word EAGLE. When the class spells the word Eagle (after a minimum of 5 class periods), the class is rewarded. We gave out lots of rewards in November and December to classes who were doing what they were supposed to be doing. Some classes decorated cookies, others had ice cream, but the idea was the same. WE LOVE TO SEE GOOD BEHAVIOR IN GUIDANCE CLASS! GOOD JOB CARVER EAGLES!

Empathy in December

posted Jan 26, 2016, 9:25 AM by rdean@ecps.us

In December, our 3-5 graders did a lesson about empathy. We played a game at the end called Supreme Beings, where we practiced using empathy to allow everyone to become a supreme being.


Tattle Turkeys

posted Dec 4, 2015, 10:19 AM by rdean@ecps.us

As we were getting ready for Thanksgiving, we made Tattle Turkeys while we talking about what was the difference between tattling and reporting. 


I HEART my Drug Free Selfie

posted Oct 26, 2015, 6:35 AM by rdean@ecps.us   [ updated Oct 26, 2015, 6:57 AM ]


In honor of Red Ribbon Week in October, we made Drug Free Selfie Banners.



Study Skills Bingo (3-5 grade)

posted Sep 29, 2015, 11:08 AM by rdean@ecps.us

We played some Study Skills Bingo to remind ourselves to make good study habits like prioritizing our assignments and writing down our homework in our agenda.

Marisol- McDonald Doesn't Match (Hispanic Heritage Month) (2nd Grade)

posted Sep 29, 2015, 11:02 AM by rdean@ecps.us

We talked about diversity in 2nd grade in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Here are some pics.

Making Friends is an Art (K-1)

posted Sep 29, 2015, 10:58 AM by rdean@ecps.us

We talked about Friendship in guidance the week of September 21-25. Here are some pictures from our adventures.

What Color is Your Apple?

posted Sep 16, 2015, 12:21 PM by rdean@ecps.us

In September, we talked about behaviors and traits we want in our classroom community. We colored our traits red, green, and yellow if they were good for our classroom and put them in our apple tree. For our rotten traits, we colored them brown and put those at the bottom of our tree.


Teamwork...or Not?

posted Apr 21, 2015, 9:30 AM by rdean@ecps.us   [ updated Apr 21, 2015, 9:58 AM ]

In April we complete two different activities, one using teamwork and one individual activity. For teamwork, we used yarn handcuffs and linked two students together. The objective of the activity was to unlink the handcuffs without removing them, destroying them, and to be able to share with the class how you were able to complete the activity. For the individual activity, each student was given one sheet of paper and 5 minutes to complete the tallest free-standing structure. It didn't take long for students to realize they would need to tear their paper in order to make a structure taller than the paper itself.

 Then, we talked about how even though we weren't able to solve the handcuff puzzle, our teamwork activity seemed easier because two heads are better than one. Students described what challenges they faced in completing the activities, how they would do things different, and how a time limit made the challenge easier or harder.
 Below are some pics from our activities.

Handcuff Puzzle/Paper Tower


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