HIVE Happenings

Welcome to "HIVE Happenings"! This is the home of your link to HIVE Wednesday at Lower Macungie Middle School 2016-2017.

October Session One Theme- HIVE Rules/ Bully Circle 6th and 7th ONLY

During this introductory session, students will review/ be exposed to the Olweus bullying circle, where they will visualize their role as the "upstander" in various scenarios. In addition, facilitators will discuss the "HIVE Five" rules as part of laying the "ground work" of "Helping Individuals Value Everyone".

October Session One Theme- 7 Habits of Effective Teens Introduction Quiz/ Cyber Bullying 8th Grade ONLY

During this introductory session, students will participate in a 14 question assessment that will be revisited throughout the year as they explore and discuss the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. In preparation for our end of the month presenter, students will discuss the effects of cyber bullying.


October Sessions Two, Three Theme- Erasing Meanness- 6th Grade ONLY

In this two week session, 6th grade students will brainstorm and formulate a vocabulary list of terms associated with meanness. Following this guided exercise, students will compile a list of positive ways they would choose to be remembered, and ultimately have the idea to systematically "erase meanness".


October Session Two Theme- School Issues-Locker Rooms / Create A Skit- 7th Grade Only

Students will discuss problem solving solutions to handle bullying in common areas of the school, often unseen from supervising adults- bathrooms, locker rooms, buses and hallways. In addition, students will view a short clip on locker room bullying taking place at local high schools and the results of the behavior.


October Session Three Theme- Cyber Bullying- Rethink Before You Type Session 2- 8th Grade Only

8th grade students will learn about the Rethink website, established by a student trying to educate the world of the dangers of cyberbullying. Students will view the student's Ted Talk, and discuss possible solutions to "cyber situations" in preparation for our October 31st speaker.


October Session 3 Theme- School Issues- 7th Grade

  • Students will review through discussion the types of bullying that occurs on the bus, in the hallways, in the bathrooms, and in the cafeteria.
  • Teachers will share a current event story about a Dad who fights back against bullies through art.
  • Students will watch the YouTube video created by that Dad-"Love Yourself" by Khari
  • Students will create a rap, poem, or poster related to the types of bullying discussed.

October Session 3 Theme- Cyber Bullying – Crossing the Line- 8th Grade Only

  • The Students will be able to:
  • analyze online bullying behaviors that “cross the line.”
  • learn about the various ways that students can be cyberbullied, including flaming, deceiving, and harassing.
  • adopt the point of view of teens who have been cyber bullied, and offer solutions.

November 9, 2016 Session 4- What is Cyber Bullying?- 6th Grade

Students will discuss social networking and if they have seen anything related to bullying on social networking sites. Students will watch a video on cyber bullying, discuss its meaning, and discuss how easily a text message can be misconstrued.

November 9, 2016 Session 4- How Far Is Too Far? -7th Grade

When does teasing "go too far" and become harmful? What are some signs, and what does it feel like to be in that situation?

November 9, 2016 Session 4- "Things That Can Make You or Break You"- 8th Grade

Students will be introduced to the power of habits, reflect on their proactive vs. reactive moments, and view a motivational clip from Sean Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens.

November 16, 2016 Session 5- Cyber Bullying- What Do I Do?-6th Grade

Students will explore vocabulary terms such as harassing, deceiving, and flaming. Students will read and discuss scenarios to determine if they could be characterized as a form of cyber bullying. Finally, students will learn the appropriate responses if they are exposed to cyber bullying.

November 16, 2016- Session 5- Cyber Prevention- Protecting Myself Online- 7th Grade

Students will practice methods of cyber prevention, how to avoid being a cyber bullying victim, as well as discover the concept of appropriate digital citizenship.

November 16, 2016 Session 5- 8th Grade- Continuation of effective vs. defective habits. Preview to paradigms.

December 7, 2016 Session 6- Respect- We All Wear Different Masks- 6th Grade

The objective of this lesson is to introduce and discuss the topic of personal identity and being yourself. Through the activities provided, students will be able to identify roles they must play throughout the school day. The main goal is for students to realize that there are some “good roles” expected of them and some “peer influenced roles” that may require them to try and be someone they are not.

December 7, 2016 Session 6- Respect- At First Glance- 7th Grade

By viewing pictures of individuals, students will determine whether people are given the same level of respect. Students will also be asked to discuss times when they are not given the respect they think they deserve.

December 7, 2016 Session 6- 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens- 8th Grade

Students will continue to evaluate and assess their personal habits, both good and bad. In addition, students will learn the meaning of a personal paradigm, through the eyes of the person and the people they interact with.


December 14, 2016 Session 7-Respect- 6th Grade

Self-Respect Collages

  • Students will create collages that represent their beliefs.
  • Students will begin to understand that we are all unique and have different likes and dislikes and that we need to respect others’ individuality.

December 14, 2016 Session 7-Respect-7th Grade

"The Golden Rule" and Self Respect

An integral part of developing good character is showing respect to others and having respect for oneself.

HIVE groups, through the examination of different cultures will discuss several variations of the Golden Rule and make a connection of its relationship to respect.

December 14, 2016 Session 7- 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens-8th Grade

"Determining Your Life Center"

Students will share their effective habit resolutions for the new year.

Students will analyze their own "Principle Centered" survey.

Students will view "Being a Principle Centered Person" presentation and discuss where they view themselves on the life center wheel.


January 11, 2017 Session 8- Harassment-6th Grade

Hey, Back Off! A Lesson in Understanding and Dealing With Harassment

  • Define Harassment
  • Identify the difference between teasing and harassment
  • Learn how to deal with harassment

January 11, 2017 Session 8- Harassment-7th Grade

Forms of Harassment Using Current Events

The objective of this lesson is to introduce and discuss the topic of harassment to the students. Through the questions, handout, and interactive activity students will be able to define and discuss an example of sexual and racial harassment.

January 11, 2017 Session 8- 7 Habits of Hightly Effective Teens- 8th Grade

"Determining Your Life Center"

Students will share their effective habit resolutions for the new year.

Students will analyze their own "Principle Centered" survey.

Students will view "Being a Principle Centered Person" presentation and discuss where they view themselves on the life center wheel.

February 1, 2017 Session 9- Harassment- 6th Grade

Hey, Back Off! A Lesson in Understanding and Dealing With Harassment Part 2 of 2

  • Define Harassment
  • Identify the difference between teasing and harassment
  • Learn how to deal with harassment

February 1, 2017 Session 9- Harassment- 7th Grade

When the Line of Teasing is Crossed

  • Harassment means “to tease, bother, or annoy someone”. Students will discuss examples of ways students might harass each other.
  • Sexual harassment means to tease, bother, or annoy someone because they are a boy/girl.
  • Tell students that there are three types of sexual harassment that are seen in schools/workplace: verbal, written, physical.

February 1, 2017 Session 9- Personal Bank Account/ Random Acts of Kindness

Begin With The Young Man/Woman In the Mirror

In the personal bank account chapter students learn that all change begins with “the man in the mirror.” If you wanted to change the world begin with yourself, not your parents, not your boyfriend/girlfriend, or your teacher. All change begins with you.

February 15, 2017 Session 10- Stereotypes/ Bully Circle Review- 6th Grade

What what you do?

Through the viewing and discussion of several scenarios, students will be able to:

  • Identify the harmfulness of bullying
  • Develop empathy skills
  • Discuss positive, non-violent ways of stopping an incident through identifying appropriate steps that can be taken by adults, bystanders, and the person being bullied.

February 15, 2017 Session 10- Stereotypes/Prejudice- 7th Grade:

Multicultural Oranges or Apples

An exploration of how similar we are to one another and how differences make each person unique and special.

February 15, 2017 Session 10- Habit #1 Be Proactive- 8th Grade:

Can of Soda or a Bottle of Water?

Reactive people make choices based on impulse. Proactive people make choices based on values. Students will discuss the benefit of being a proactive person.

February 22, 2017 Session 11- Stereotypes/ Prejudice- 6th Grade

Shattering Stereotypes- What I Am, What I Am Not Part 1

February 22, 2017 Session 11- Stereotypes/Prejudice- 7th Grade

You Can't Judge A Book By It's Cover Gallery Walk/Discussion

February 22, 2017 Session 11- Habit Number 2- "Begin With The End In Mind"- 8th Grade

Reflecting on Proactive Goal

Long Term Goal Setting

Create A Personal Motto