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 Wednesday, August 24th and ends on Thursday, October 27th.
2nd Quarter begins on Friday, October 28th and ends on Friday, January 13th.
3rd Quarter begins on Monday, January 17th and ends on Friday, March 17th.
4th Quarter begins on Monday, March 20th and ends on Wednesday, May 25th.
Week of December 5-9:
Tuesday: Read-alouds on Discrimination.
Thursday: Begin Discrimination research.
Monday: Finish "Ron Clark Story" assignments. Class discussion.
Wednesday: Read-alouds on Discrimination.
Friday: Begin Discrimination research.
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.
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).