6th Grade

I am in the 6th grade classrooms every other week- twice a month - teaching a Classroom Lesson. Each week, I will post the title of the Counselor Lesson and post supporting documents, if helpful to you, on this site. This link will give you details of my lessons. Let me know if you need more information or have feedback on my lessons!

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Lesson 1: Who is Your School Counselor? We toured our building noticing all the Bulletin Boards Mrs. Clark has made for them to help them get to know Roosevelt -- New Student Pictures, Recess Games & Rules, Peacewheel Board highlighting Peace-makers and Peace-breakers at our school, and Roosevelt Staff Picture Board. As we toured each stop, we discussed how they can see these through October to make sure they know all the new students in our school, the rules and options on our Playground, how we solve problems or conflicts at Roosevelt, and all the adults in our school they can ask for help if they needed or know their names like we know them! We then made our way to the playground where we tested our rock, paper, scissor game -- to have fun and remind them of this important share and take turns peacewheel choice.

Lesson 2: We discussed what I see and hear them saying about being in the 6th grade -- what they were LOVING about it and what they were concerned about...and then what I was seeing in the classroom, lunchroom and recess. We reviewed those Peacewheel choices we discussed last week and talked about the differences between a SMALL problem and a BIG problem. Small problems are problems they can handle on their own ex. someone not sharing a jumprope, cutting in line- Big problems you immediately get an adult's help, for example someone is hurting someone else, and we discussed that bulletin board we saw in the hall of all the adults they can ask for help at Roosevelt if they need help! We ask the students to try 2 of the 9 choices for a Small problem and if those 2 do not solve the problem, they get an adult to help them...so then it becomes a Big problem. We watched a video of students solving Small and Big problems in "It's your Choice: Kelso 4-6: 4th Edition". In the video, we see students making choices from the Peacewheel -- and then I chose a student to act out a way that is NOT from the Peacewheel! The video showed us: a group of boys calling friend "stuttering Steve" thinking it was funny but it was bothering him so he asks them to Stop and has to talk it out with them; second we saw a group of four girls trying to decide on a song to sing together with two of them bickering and the other two in the middle with trying to talk it out and then make a deal; our last small problem was a boy who had his friends write on his brand new sneakers and he had to walk away and wait and cool off before he could handle the conflict. We then see two Big problem clips: the first one expressing concern to a friend who is throwing her lunch away and not eating, but then drinking energy drinks; second one involved two girls having a disagreement with one of them excluding the other and then posting information about her that was untrue and unkind -- both of these show students telling and adult and knowing these are bigger than them! *Peacewheels will be given out at P/T conferences for you to use at home as well as to help us emphasize these are the strategies we use at Roosevelt when they have a problem -- try 2 in small situations, then get an adult if they don't work or immediately get an adult if they have a big problem!

Lesson 3: What is your influence? What makes you powerful? How are you a leader? How does it feel to be a leader? Last week students discussed in small groups a time they were leaders and answered these questions. Thinking about this discussion and using the examples students shared, we started our movie "Personal Potential: The Influence of One.” While guided by this film, we explored these questions and discussed the difference between positional leadership and personal leadership. Looking at personal leadership -- what characteristics make you an "adder"? "subtractor"? What does it FEEL like to be around an "adder"? "subtractor"? The film explores the power of being a leader - how as an adder you can influence a subtractor - and if you are a subtractor, you can change to an adder at any time. As a leader -- ask yourself: Who am I? What do I want? Where am I going? What kind of impact will I have? To have personal power - THINK something new, SEE something new, SAY something new, and DO something new -- EVERYONE is a BORN leader! One of my favorite quotes from the first part of this video is "You were BORN a LEADER!" --- I believe this about them and challenged them to continue to think about their personal power and leadership examples. Next week we will finish this video and start working on their leadership example, personal strengths, and letting everyone know what they ADD to our school!

Parent/Teacher Conferences

6th grade math night 2016.pdf
what to expect timeline 2018 registration.doc
What Activities and Clubs are available at North Junior High in the 7th grade.docx
18 19 7th Grade Course Offerings.pdf
Idividualized Graduation Plan 6yr 7th-8th.pdf
6th grade JUNIOR HIGH TRANSITION Meetings 2018
parent transition meeting discussion points 2013.pdf
smoothing your child's transition to middle school article parent meetings 2013.pdf
6th Grade DTEC Visit Parent Notification Template
Electronic DTEC Booklet.pdf