SERVICE Day 9/17/2014

Early Release Information for 7th and 8th grade Students

Teacher Notes

ERPD Schedule for 7th and 8th grade


Level 2


Session 1 Block 1 A Day Students

8:30-9:15 Attendance and go to speaker in cafeteria

9:15-10:00 Pages/Keynote/Numbers Repair

Lesson on Smore (Bubble sheets were placed in your mailbox on Tuesday morning)


Session 2 Block 4 A day Students

10:05-11:30 Global Context Conversation (bottom of Smore)

Service as Action Keynote or Students serves in classroom

Lunch- Wait to be called to the cafeteria


Level 3


Session 1 Block 1 A Day Students

8:30-9:15 Pages/Keynote/Numbers Repair

Lesson on Smore (Bubble sheets were placed in your mailbox on Tuesday morning)

9:15-10:00 Speaker in cafeteria


Session 2 Block 4 A day Students

10:05-11:30 Global Context Conversation (bottom of Smore)

Service as Action Keynote or Students serves in classroom

Lunch-Wait to be called to the cafeteria

STUDENTS: What are we doing today?

Your day will be divided into 2 blocks. The first session is about advocating for service or doing active service. This first session will always help you to understand a need in our community. Our focus for this early release day is Veterans. Veteran's Day is in November and there is also a county-wide celebration of Veteran's at the fairgrounds this Sunday, September 21st. .


In your A1 class, you will learn about Purple Heart Homes. There are links at the bottom of the page for you to explore on how to help Veterans and Purple Heart Homes specifically. You will also hear from Dale Beatty, one of the founders of Purple Heart Homes and a double amputee.


On other early release days later in the year, you may do active service in our community by helping others with a project or doing something for a community agency.


During the second session (A4), you will write a letter to a veteran as a part of your global context conversation. You will also get time to work on your Service Keynote speech as well as eat lunch.


In this way, we hope increase our school's focus on service in the community and give you time at school to reflect on this important part of the IB philosophy.

Session 1

Your teacher may divide you into groups or you may work individually to read through the following links and answer the questions attached during the link.


The Think-Bubble Products created during this time may be posted on our service bulletin board so do an excellent job showing your thinking, reflecting and caring learner profile traits. This is our way to communicate Northview's dedication to service to our community.


Your ThinkBubbles should answer the following questions:


  • Why do veterans need support?
  • What adjustments (physical and mental) do veterans have to make once they return home?
  • What can I do to help veterans?




SEE THE LINKS BELOW

What is the government doing to address concerns about the VA hospitals?

Session 2 Global Conversation

Keep these questions in mind as you complete the activity.


*Why is it important to reach out to others during a time of need?


*Why is so important to honor & respect our soldiers and veterans?


*What are other things that we could do to support our soldiers & veterans?


1. Watch video

http://goo.gl/xsx5ia


2. Go to the following link for guidelines on writing your letter to a veteran.

http://tinyurl.com/n29tqan


Give your letter to your teacher

Work on your Service as Action Keynote Presentation