Class meetings allow students the opportunity to share ideas, give feedback, and have input into class activities and classroom culture. It is also
Your first interaction with your students is your chance to gauge mood, help them reset if needed, make a connection, and positively start off your day together.
Good manners are a fundamental building block when establishing a positive classroom community.
Students explore the people and places in their local community and consider their own role in that community.
Students work on comparing past communities to present and start to look outward to the global community
Exchange postcards with students in other communities to learn about how we are the same and different.
With music and other integrated arts activities included in each lesson, and grade level specific modifications, Don’t Laugh at Me engages students in experiences and learning through four cornerstone themes that build essential skills for reducing bullying and conflict, establishing a peaceful, supportive learning environment, and engaging young people in active participation in their community.
“We must be guardians of spaces that allow students to breathe, be curious, and to explore the world and be who they are without suffocation. They deserve one place where they can rumble with vulnerability and their hearts can exhale. We should never underestimate the benefit to a child of having a place to belong—even one—where they can take off their armour. It can and often does change the trajectory of their life.”
This is a link to Brene Brown’s K-5 classroom integration plans.
Musicals such as “Mother Goose’s Character Camp” are available for purchase through Bad Wolf Press and help students work together while learning about how to be good friends.