Learning Styles- At the beginning of the year, students will be taking a learning styles inventory in computer classes. I will be working with Mrs. Brede on this project. Students will then research the manner in which they learn best, helping them to advocate for themselves inside the educational environment. Students will then create business cards that represent their strongest learning style. These will be ready for their parent teacher conferences and will be put in their career portfolios.
C.H.O.I.C.E. Masks- During fifth grade C.H.O.I.C.E. time I will be coming into each homeroom class. We will be working on each of our 6 character traits (Caring, Helping, Owning, Including, Cooperating, and Exceling). Each student will be given a blank mask. When a character trait is presented I will implement activities for students to learn hands on how it feels to exhibit these traits. Students will then be given time to reflect on their life and how they show this character trait at home, in school or in the community. They will write an essay to prove there use of this trait. Once a month we will review the essays and each trait accomplished will have a different item to represent it, allowing students to decorate their masks.
In Fifth grade Bully Free Basics is taught. This is an online program through Bluekids created by Children's Hospital. It is a continuation of Mrs. Mork's program taught in 4th grade. This program focuses on education for students to help stop and prevent bullying behavior in the school environment. Some of the activities that are done during this program are online learning, online games, dicussions, writing and responding to Dear Abby Letters, and reading of the book One written by Kathryn Otoshi.
"Sometimes It Just Takes One"
Human Growth and Development is a program where boys and girls in fifth grade are split up for one 10th hour period. Girl students meet with Ms. Walter and the Mrs. Boehland, School Nurse and the boys meet with Mr. Hansen. The program covers changes in ones body as we enter the adolescent year. Hand outs may be given to the students at the end of the discussions. This program takes place in the spring.