Class Meetings: 5/6/19 - 5/10/19

Growth Mindset-Finishing Strong

Monday- May 6th

Multicultural Monday

Have students that want to share talk about a cultural and/or family tradition that they have that is important to them.

Tuesday-May 7th

Finishing Strong

Pose this question to students: What does it mean to finish the year strong? (Help guide and focus the conversation as necessary based on all of your observations, etc.)

How can they as a class finish strong together?

What would it require?

Why is it important?

Wednesday-May 8th

The Finish Line

Watch/Read the following clip with/to your students. Talk to them about ways that you yourself are tempted to lose sight of the "finish line" here at the end of the year.

Discussion Questions:

How might you be losing sight of the "finish line" here in May?

What commitment can you make to finishing strong despite that temptation?

Thursday-May 9th

What Happens when We Don't Finish Strong?

DISCLAIMER: Safeshare wouldn't let me add this video due to the music being innappropriate. It has to be viewed through youtube AND THE MUSIC HAS TO BE TURNED DOWN!!! I listened to it and it is inappropriate. Also: K-2, please stop PRIOR to 3:13 to prevent your students from seeing the boxing. We don't want any playground reenactments. :)

Show students the video clip below that Carrie showed with us.

Discussion Questions:

What consequences did celebrating too soon, and not finishing strong, have on these competitors?

How could this relate to the month of May for us?

Friday-May 10th

Team Building

Take some time to team build with your class. Here are some examples to choose from.

Human Knot

Starting in a circle, students connect hands with two others people in the group to form the human knot – right hand to right hand; left hand to left hand; connecting with two different people. As a team they must then try to unravel the “human knot” forming into a untangled circle by untangling themselves without breaking the chain of hands.

Hot Seat

This fun game is a lot like the game show Password. Split your class into two teams and have them sit together in teams facing the white board or chalk board. Then take an empty chair—one for each team—and put it at the front of the class, facing the team members. These chairs are the “hot seats.” Choose one volunteer from each team to come up and sit in the “hot seat,” facing their teammates with their back to the board.

Prepare a list of vocabulary words to use for the game. Choose one and write it clearly on the board. Each team will take turns trying to get their teammate in the hot seat to guess the word, using synonyms, antonyms, definitions, etc. Make sure team members work together so that each member has a chance to provide clues.

The student in the hot seat listens to their teammates and tries to guess the word. The first hot seat student to say the word wins a point for their team. Once the word is successfully guessed, a new student from each team sits in the hot seat, and a new round begins with a different word.

Ana Travis

School Counselor

Sonntag Elementary