November 20th, 2020
This newsletter will cover:
- Engagement Strategies: Building Community
- NEW Turkey Art Lesson Video (19min)
- Spirit Day ALERT: December 1st- Crazy Hat Day
- SEL: Second Step Pre-Made Virtual Classroom
- Teacher Humor
Engagement Strategies: Building Community
- Time: About 1 minute per person
Start your Morning Meeting by having everyone share their rose (any positive that makes them feel grateful, happy, etc.) and also their thorn (a challenge). A rose can be school or non-school related along with their thorn.
- Time: About 10-15 minutes
-Give everyone a heads up that they will have about a minute at the beginning of the meeting to take the virtual stage.
-Ask them to find or write an ice breaker joke, read a poem, sing a song, play the mandolin—anything they want!
- Time: About 5 minutes (or the length of your chosen song).
Consider having a "DJ" as a job each day.
-Tell everyone about the awesomeness that’s about to happen.
-Do a quick sound check to make sure everyone can hear the host’s music.
-Start your jam.
-Dance and open it up for learning new dance moves!
NEW: SEL Turkey Art Lesson
Please let me know if you would like to schedule a LIVE lesson!
Spirit Day Alert
Please encourage students to post their photos on the Briarwood Padlet!
SEL Learning: Second Step Bitmoji Classrooms
Boost excitement and engagement around Second Step with these FREE pre-made
Second Step classrooms!
Second Step Bitmoji Classrooms:
3rd Grade: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1xc1vrin5QxXdssmRo30TVTv1b3l7kO16xn_kZL0PXuI/edit?usp=sharing