View Ridge Bulletin
Parent Update from View Ridge Middle School 11/02/2020
The Camera Dilemma
Google Classroom Assignment Turn-ins
Veterans Day Assembly November 9 (Success Time)
Success Time and Counselor Website
In recent weeks, as well as this coming week, the topics below have been covered in Success Time. For more information on social emotional learning at View Ridge, we encourage you to visit counselor Jenny Berry's website. It can be highly reinforcing to students' learning on these topics when parents engage in conversations with them in the home setting in addition to what we do in school. Here you can find a running log of Success Time lessons and materials. There are also links to mental health support resources in the community. I especially encourage you to check out the Virtual Counseling Center to see an innovative approach to prompting student access to our counselor during remote learning.
Success Time Lessons 10/26-11/5
Aggression (see counselor website for link to lesson)
7th Grade Unit 1, Lesson 4: Identifying Roadblocks
In this week’s lesson, your child will identify and distinguish between internal and external obstacles (or “roadblocks”) that can get in their way when working toward goals.
Tell your child about a roadblock you encountered when you were working toward a goal, and if you had control over the roadblock.
7th Grade Unit 1, Lesson 5: Overcoming Roadblocks 1
In this week’s lesson, your child will learn how to use If–Then plans to overcome roadblocks. If–Then Plans help your child anticipate potential roadblocks and come up with plans for addressing them.
Ask your child to explain to you what an If–Then Plan is. Work together to make a plan for how your child can respond positively to a difficult situation they might encounter at home.
8th Grade Unit 1, Lesson 4: Harnessing My Strengths
In this week’s lesson, your child will choose something they’d like to get better at and think about how they could apply their unique strengths to do that.
Help your child make a list of strengths they have. Ask your child about how they could use these to get better at a new skill.
8th Grade Unit 1, Lesson 5: Pursuing My Interests
In this week's lesson, your child will identify and respond to positive and negative influences that may affect them while pursuing a goal.
Tell your child about something positive or negative that influenced you as you were working toward a goal. For example, a friend who helped you find a job or learn a new skill. Ask your child about positive and negative factors that may influence them