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Parent Academy Night (Parents) Parent Academy Night Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy Overview.

Parent Academy Night (Parents)

Touchstone Soup (Mixed Grades) The development of a school-wide Touchstone, created cooperatively by students and faculty, is a powerful component to establishing an atmosphere of belonging and shared values that connect all of us in our desire to be positive, caring, learning citizens.

Touchstone Soup (Mixed Grades)

This lesson provides a detailed guide to the process involved in creating a school touchstone, a statement of the high standard of speaking and acting that we strive to achieve. Introduction Introduce value of Citizenship. Briefly discuss student roles as citizen of the US, state, town, and school.Read Stone Soup. Caring for Our School's Family (Mixed Grades) Kindergarten and First Grade students will be wearing stickers with their name and their “Renfro Family” Name to assist them in finding their leader in the gym.

Caring for Our School's Family (Mixed Grades)

“Renfro Family” Leaders will have received a black and white support staff picture and construction paper in their mailboxes. Students will identify ways to show caring for others. Students will learn about the jobs performed around their school. Students will express their gratitude to people who work in the school. Life Doesn't Frighten Me (Mixed Grades) Goal Setting at BCS (Mixed Grades) Student goal setting is a unique feature of BCS.

Goal Setting at BCS (Mixed Grades)

Annually, each child establishes an academic and personal goal which reflects our character education traits. A goal-setting conference is convened at the beginning of the school year with the child, the teacher, and the parent to discuss the child’s identified goals and to sign a three-way commitment. 1. Prior to the end of the school year, each classroom teacher teaches/reviews goal setting with his/her students. 2. A goal-setting packet is sent home at the beginning of the summer with each child.

Caring. Owen and Mzee (Mixed Grades) Students explore kindness and caring through the story of Owen and Mzee, a true story about how a 130-year-old tortoise (Mzee) helped a baby hippo (Owen) survive after separation from its family during the 2004 tsunami.

Caring. Owen and Mzee (Mixed Grades)

The story is told by the father and daughter team of Isabella and Craig Hatkoff and Dr. Paula Kahumbu, director of the Kenyan animal sanctuary where Owen and Mzee live. • Students will be able to understand the relationship between human kindness and caring. • Students will understand the importance of caring in the world. • Students will be able to explain ways they can show caring to those around them. • Owen & Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship by Isabella Hatkoff, Craig Hatkoff, and Paula Kahumbu (2006). • Transparency with discussion questions for students • Student worksheet 1.

Collect student worksheets in order to determine if the lesson objectives have been met. Improving Bus Behaviors (Grades K-12) Improving Bus Behaviors Fox C6 School District Overview In this unit, students will begin the process by answering questions such as, “Why don’t you respect your driver?”

Improving Bus Behaviors (Grades K-12)

And “What are some ways you make it harder for the driver to work?” They will then survey the student body and collect data to find out what type of behaviors are actually happening on the buses. Lesson Objectives Students will understand the level of disruption they may be causing on the bus ride to and from school. Generational Singing (Grades K-12 ) Generational Singing Bayless Elementary School Overview Bayless High School students will teach Bayless kindergarten students various holiday songs with movements.

Generational Singing (Grades K-12 )

Practices will begin about two weeks before the students perform. The high school students will use trial and error to figure out the best way in which they could teach kindergarten students songs with movements. The students will take a bus to the service learning project site. Lesson Objectives Students will perform holiday songs with movements at a local nursing home. Materials Needed Jingle bells Markers Holiday Gift Wrap Foam Stickers Pipe Cleaners Google Eyes Candy Canes Construction Paper Glue Scissors Cookies Cookie Trays Sprinkles Icing Smiles! Procedures. Responsibility Rather Than Excuses (Ages K-12)

Through group discussions, students will learn the difference between making excuses and being responsible.

Responsibility Rather Than Excuses (Ages K-12)

Students will learn the difference and then give examples and find ways to convert excuses to statements of responsibility. Students will learn the difference between being responsible and making excuses. Students will learn about taking responsibility. Start by discussing why giving excuses is a way that we deny our own responsibility and try to blame others. Make sure to discuss how frequent excuses may affect someone. Student Led Development (Grades K-12) Finding Character in Our Characters (Grades K-12)

Finding Character in Our Characters Oakhurst Elementary School Overview Students identify actions characters in our read aloud books make, which reflect the character trait of the month.

Finding Character in Our Characters (Grades K-12)

Comprehension is measured with a rubric, scoring accuracy and insight as well as inferring and giving reasoning. Lesson Objectives Students will identify how a character in our class read-aloud book has shown examples of behavior related to the character word of the month. Materials Needed Reading Spiral Pencil Read-aloud books Procedures At the beginning of each month the character word and its definition are announced and displayed on a small poster behind my chair in the gathering area. Kindness is Contagious (Grades K-8 ) Story of Self (Grades 7-12) This lesson came at the end of a ten week course focused on extensive community building and empathy-related lessons.

Story of Self (Grades 7-12)

We started the class with a unit on Identity and returned to this theme by tying their identities to moral action. I wanted students to see that their stories of action or inaction could be used as tools to motivate, inspire and connect others who may not have had the opportunity to think about world events like they had in this course. This lesson is a part of a three step organizing model that I experienced once and then adapted from the creators. Respect (Grades 7-12) "Bully" Documentary & Discussion (Grades 7-12) “Bully” Documentary & Discussion Eagle Rock School & Professional Development Center Overview Educators will need to preview the film, read through the accompanying guide, and determine what their student group can handle. Some parts of the film are difficult to watch and will resonate differently with students depending on their personal experiences with bullying. This film provides a catalyst for discussion among the group as well as gives students an insight on what students are going through.

Character Education - Character Plays (Grades 3-12) Have I Told You? (Grades 4-8) “Have I Told You?” - A Lesson About Gifts & Talents Lake Bluff Elementary School Overview The lesson was completed during a class discussion about citizenship. Success Folders (Grades 4-8)