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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 24th and ends on Friday, October 23rd.
2nd Quarter begins on Monday, October 26th and ends on Friday, January 8th.

3rd Quarter begins on Monday, January 11 and ends on Friday, March 11th.
4th Quarter begins on Thursday, March 12th and ends on Tuesday, May 24th.




Week of March 7-11:
Topic: Teamwork Skills
Monday: No School


SCHEDULE-DAY A:
Wednesday: Continue watching "Big Hero 6"

Friday: Finish watching "Big Hero 6." Short assignment on the communication and teamwork skills shown in the movie.


SCHEDULE-DAY B:
Tuesday:
Begin watching "Big Hero 6" focusing on the communication and teamwork skills

Thursday: Continue watching "Big Hero 6"




Week of February 29-March 4:
Topic: Teamwork Skills

SCHEDULE-DAY A:
Monday: "Stacking cups" teamwork activity and class discussion.

Wednesday: "Marshmallow Tower" teamwork activity and class discussion.

Friday: Begin watching "Big Hero 6" focusing on the communication and teamwork skills


SCHEDULE-DAY B:
Tuesday: 
"Stacking cups" teamwork activity and class discussion.

Thursday: "Marshmallow Tower" teamwork activity and class discussion.




Week of February 22-26:
Topic: Communication Skills; Teamwork Skills
Friday: No School-Comp Day


SCHEDULE-DAY A:
Monday: "What Happened" Experiment. "Mr. Peabody's Apples" read-aloud and discussion. Handout over activities.

Wednesday: Communication Summary. Small group work/large group discussion on Teamwork Skills.

SCHEDULE-DAY B:
Tuesday:  "What Happened" Experiment. "Mr. Peabody's Apples" read-aloud and discussion. Handout over activities.

Thursday: Communication Summary. Small group work/large group discussion on Teamwork Skills.



Week of February 15-19:
Topic: Communication Skills

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

Thursday: "Back Art" activity and discussion.

SCHEDULE-DAY B:
Monday: Talk aout Communication Skills-small group work followed by large group discussion. "How Bad Can You Be?" activity and discussion.

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

Friday: "Back Art" activity and discussion.




Week of February 8-12:
Topic: Friendship Qualities; Communication Skills


SCHEDULE-DAY A:
Tuesday: Continue watching "Inside Out"

Thursday:  Finish watching "Inside Out." Complete a short assignment on the good and bad qualities each emotion has and how it affected those around them and influenced the events that took place. Class discussion if time.

SCHEDULE-DAY B
Monday: Continue watching "Inside Out"

Wednesday: Finish watching "Inside Out." Complete a short assignment on the good and bad qualities each emotion has and how it affected those around them and influenced the events that took place. Class discussion if time.

Friday: Finish up class discussion from Wednesday. If time, begin talking about Communication Skills-small group work followed by large group discussion.






Week of February 1-5:
Topic: Friendship Qualities


SCHEDULE-DAY A:
Tuesday: No School-Snow Day

Thursday: Begin watching "Inside Out" with the focus on the 5 emotions and the good and bad qualities they each have and how these qualities affect those around them.



SCHEDULE-DAY B:
Monday:
Self-Reflection assignment of good friendship qualities and ones we need to improve on.

Wednesday: No School-Snow Day

Friday: Begin watching "Inside Out" with the focus on the 5 emotions and the good and bad qualities they each have and how these qualities affect those around them.





Week of January 25-29:
Topic: Friendship Qualities

SCHEDULE-DAY A:
Monday: Make Wanted Ads for Worst Friends. Discuss bad qualities we do not want in a friend.

Wednesday: No Class-Iowa Assessments

Friday: Self-Reflection assignment of good friendship qualities and ones we need to improve on.


SCHEDULE-DAY B:
Tuesday: No Class-Iowa Assessments

Thursday: Make Wanted Ads for Worst Friends. Discuss bad qualities we do not want in a friend.







Week of January 18-22:
Topic: Get-to-know-you; Friendship Qualities


Monday: No School-Professional Development

SCHEDULE-DAY A:
Tuesday: Finish I'd Prefer Activity. "Two Truths and a Lie" activity.

Thursday: Make Wanted Ads for Best Friends. Discuss good qualities we want in a friend.


SCHEDULE-DAY B:
Wednesday: Study Hall

Friday: Make Wanted Ads for Best Friends. Discuss good qualities we want in a friend.






Week of January 11-15:
Topic: Get-to-know-you

SCHEDULE: DAY A:
Tuesday: Introductions. Class expectations. Interview Activity.

Thursday: I'd Prefer Activity and Discussion.


SCHEDULE: DAY B:
Monday: Introductions. Class expectations. Interview Activity.

Wednesday: I'd Prefer Activity and Discussion.

Friday: Finish I'd Prefer Activity. "Two Truths and a Lie" activity.












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.














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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