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8th To 9th Grade Transition Planning
8th to 9th Grade Transition Meetings and Career Planning
Here are a few tips to keep in mind with the Transition and Career Planning Process:
- Start early... plan ahead... dream possibilities
- Know what’s available, who to contact and how to get needed services and ask lots of questions
- Be aware that it can be an emotional time – don’t let that be a barrier
- Expect success – high expectations lead to greater outcomes
- Encourage an awareness of the value of money using allowances and savings accounts, and having your child shop with you.
- Encourage your child to ask and think about the question, “What will I be when I grow up?”
- Visit offices, shops, factories, and other places of employment to help your child acquire a realistic view of a variety of jobs.
8th Grade Parents~ Please fill out this program evaluation!
Take What You Need
Need A Pick Me Up?
The eighth graders helped with this project by writing on hundreds of post it notes, little messages of inspiration on each one. The notes were left on bathroom mirrors with a sign that reads, "Take What You Need." They were an instant hit. While the project began in the girls' bathrooms, it wasn't long before the boys were asking us to do theirs as well.
Now, a pen and pack of post it notes are left in the bathrooms, and all students are free to take and leave messages of inspiration for one another. If you have a favorite saying or quote, please be sure to share it with me. I know the 8th graders would also appreciate adding them to their collection of "bathroom quotes."
A Lesson on Bullying
7th Grade Classroom Lesson On Bullying
In addition, students were given a challenge: to pass a handful of glitter from one person to the next. I promised each class pizza if they could successful pass all the glitter with out leaving any on their hands or without getting any on the floor. Since pizza was involved, they were very careful in their passing of the glitter. What they found, was that the glitter, no matter how hard they tried or how careful they were, could all be passed. Some was left behind. What the 7th graders quickly learned was that our words are like glitter. Once they are out there we can't get every piece back.
Talking about anxiety with your child
Encourage your child to open up about when and what makes them anxious, but then teach them to RELAX.
- Remind yourself-of all the things that are making you anxious
- Explain what you are feeling and how it is making you anxious
- Lay out a plan- to control the situation
- Applaud yourself- in your effort to take control
- X-hale Out Inhale in-take deep breathes through your nose and from your mouth to relax
Who Sees the Counselor
How to Contact:
Lansing Middle School