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7th Grade Guidance Assignments

Note: Most 7th grade guidance activities, assignments, and discussions are done in class. In the case that there is an outside assignment, it will be posted on here.
 
In 7th grade guidance, we do a variety of in-class activities that help us learn about a specific topic. These in-class activities include: hands-on games and activities, group and class discussions, working with elementary classes, using computers for research, read-alouds, watching movies, and role-plays. Following each activity is a class discussion, summary handout, or in-class assignment.
 
7th grade guidance follows a Day 1/Day 2 schedule, therefore each class meets every other day.
 
 
1st Quarter begins on Monday, August 18th and ends on Friday, October 17th.
2nd Quarter begins on Monday, October 20th and ends on Tuesday, December 23rd.

3rd Quarter begins on Monday, January 5th and ends on Wednesday, March 11th.
4th Quarter begins on Thursday, March 12th and ends on Tuesday, 19th.


At the beginning of each class period, students will answer two "bell ringer" questions in a google doc. The first question will always be "How have you been kind to someone else since our last class?" The second question will vary each day. It might ask about another pillar of character or it might be a fun question. Students will share these documents with me and they will be graded at the end of each month. Full points will be given as long as the student answers the questions appropriately. We will begin doing this daily starting the week of September 1st.


Week of March 16-20:
Topic: Expectations, Discrimination


SCHEDULE-DAY 1:
Tuesday: Discuss "The Ron Clark Story." Complete an assignment over the movie (found in the links below).

Thursday: Discuss discrimination. "Rosa Parks" read-aloud. Rosa Parks/Ron Clark assignment (found in the links below).


SCHEDULE-DAY 2:
Monday: Finish watching "The Ron Clark Story."

Wednesday: Discuss "The Ron Clark Story." Complete an assignment over the movie (found in the links below).

Friday: Discuss discrimination. "Rosa Parks" read-aloud. Rosa Parks/Ron Clark assignment (found in the links below).




Week of March 9-13:
Topic: Expectations


SCHEDULE-DAY 1:
Monday: Begin watching "The Ron Clark Story"

Wednesday: Continue watching "The Ron Clark Story"

Friday: Finish watching "The Ron Clark Story"


SCHEDULE-DAY 2:
Tuesday: Begin watching "The Ron Clark Story"

Thursday: Continue watching "The Ron Clark Story"


Week of March 2-6:
Topic: Teamwork Skills


SCHEDULE-DAY 1:
Tuesday: Finish "Earthquake Activity" discussion. Complete handout.

Thursday: Expectations Assignment and class discussion.


SCHEDULE-DAY 2:
Monday: Study Hall/Free Reading

Wednesday: Finish "Earthquake Activity" discussion. Complete handout.

Friday: Expectations Assignment and class discussion.


Week of February 23-27:
Friday: No School-Professional Development
Topic: Teamwork Skills


SCHEDULE-DAY 1:
Tuesday: "Earthquake" activity. Individual, then small group work.

Thursday:


SCHEDULE-DAY 2:
Monday: Group work on Teamwork Skills. "Stacking Cups" activity practicing good teamwork skills.

Wednesday: "Earthquake" activity. Individual, then small group work.






Week of February 16-20:
Topic: Communication Skills, Teamwork


SCHEDULE-DAY 1:
Monday: "What Happened" Experiment. "Mr. Peabody's Apples" read-aloud. Handout on both activities.

Wednesday: Communication Summary Handout

Friday: Begin learning about Teamwork Skills. "Stacking Cups" activity practicing good teamwork skills and discussion.


SCHEDULE-DAY 2:
Tuesday: "What Happened" Experiment. "Mr. Peabody's Apples" read-aloud. Handout on both activities.

Thursday: Communication Summary Handout




Week of February 9-13:
Friday: No School
Topic: Communication Skills

SCHEDULE-DAY 1:
Monday: "Back Art" activity and discussion.

Wednesday: Finish "Back Art" activity and discussion.


SCHEDULE-DAY 2:
Tuesday: "How Bad Can You Be" activity and discussion. "Back-to-Back" activity and discussion.

Thursday: "Back Art" activity and discussion.




Week of February 2-6:
Topic: Communication Skills

SCHEDULE-DAY 1:
Tuesday: Talk about importance of having good communication skills. Small group work listing good communication skills, why we need them, when we might need to use them and some consequences of not having them. Large group discussion of this.

Thursday: "How Bad Can You Be" activity and discussion. "Back-to-Back" activity and discussion.


SCHEDULE-DAY 2:
Wednesday: Talk about importance of having good communication skills. Small group work listing good communication skills, why we need them, when we might need to use them and some consequences of not having them. Large group discussion of this.

Friday: Watch Communication Videos.




Week of January 26-30:
Topic: Friendship Skills; Communication Skills


SCHEDULE-DAY 1:
Tuesday: Finish working on "Worst Friend Ad." Talk about qualities that make us not want to be friends with someone. Self reflection of good qualities, qualities we need to work on and write a plan on how we will work on them.

Thursday: Finish Friendship Resume


SCHEDULE-DAY 2:
Monday: Discuss good friendship qualities. Discuss difference between interests and qualities. Start working on "Worst Friend Ad."

Wednesday: Finish working on "Worst Friend Ad." Talk about qualities that make us not want to be friends with someone. Self reflection of good qualities, qualities we need to work on and write a plan on how we will work on them.

Friday: Finish Friendship Resume



Week of January 19-23
Monday: No School-Professional Development
Topic: Friendship Skills


SCHEDULE-DAY 1:
Wednesday: Finish Best Friend Wanted Ads. Hang around room and view all posters. Class discussion of good friendship qualities.

Friday: Wanted Ads for "Worst" Friend. Hang around room and view all posters. Class discussion of bad friendship qualities.


SCHEDULE-DAY 2:
Tuesday: Wanted Ads for "Best/Perfect" Friend

Thursday: Finish Best Friend Wanted Ads. Hang around room and view all posters. Class discussion of good friendship qualities.



Week of January 12-16:
Topic: Get-to-Know You; Friendship Skills


SCHEDULE-DAY 1:
Monday: "I'd Prefer"  handout and activity.

Wednesday: Finish "I'd Prefer" activity. "Two Truths and 1 Lie" activity.

Friday: Wanted Ads for "Best/Perfect" Friend


SCHEDULE-DAY 2:
Tuesday: "I'd Prefer" handout and activity.

Thursday: Finish "I'd Prefer" activity. "Two Truths and 1 Lie" activity.


Week of January 5-9:
Wednesday: No School-Snow Day
Topic: Expectations; Get-to-Know You


SCHEDULE-DAY 1:
Monday: Expectations, "Interview" handout.

Thursday: "Interview" activity.


SCHEDULE-DAY 2:
Tuesday: Expectations, "Interview" handout.

Friday: "Interview" activity.








ASSIGNMENTS:
 
Bullying Research Paper: Students will need to research three people who have been bullied. They will give a brief 7 sentence summary of each person (including how they were bullied and what the consequences were (for the bully, the victim, the families, etc). They will also give a brief 3 sentence reflection on their thoughts on the article. They will do this assignment for three different people.
 
Discrimination Research Paper: Students will need to research a person who has been discriminated against or an event in which discrimination took place. They will need to summarize the person or the event (12 sentences), explain how their topic relates to discrimination by providing examples (5 sentences), and briefly explain their own thoughts on what happened and how they felt reading about it (3 sentences).
 
 
 
 
 
 
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