October 2019 Guidance Lesson

October Guidance Lesson

  1.  Learning Target
    1. Today we will look at the first Heritage Habit: spreading kindness,  So I can make sure I am practicing our first Heritage Habit. I know I will have it when I am able to show kindness to others add a kindness snippet to the bulletin board.  
  2. Review over what they have learned so far about our first Heritage Habit: Spreading Kindness.
    1. Review spreading kindness in advisory groups (A little Spot of Kindness!)
    2. How have you spread kindness this week?
    3. What does it mean to be kind?
  3. Discuss for a minute...is it  easy to spread kindness when you do not feel good about yourself?
    1. Quickly in your head name one thing that you like about you.
    2. Was that easy or hard?
  4. When we are spreading kindness it needs to be something that means something.  Little or big kindness sticks with someone.
  5. Read Kindness Snippet Jar by Diane Alber
  6. Explain that we are going to add our own snippets to our own board. Not a jar.
    1. How you can earn a kindness snippet
      1. A peer sees you doing something on a snippet (or something kind)
        1. Not just a friend that you want to make sure gets a snippet really look for the kindness
      2. An adult sees you doing something on a snippet (or something kind)
    2. Show the students the snippets that will go in their classrooms
    3. Explain that adults throughout the building will know that they can give them a snippet
  7. Talk about how we will end our lessons each time. This year students will have a choice on the last couple of minutes of guidance to transition as well as strategies to help them with coping in different situations.
    1. Coloring sheet
    2. Breathing with with your hand
    3. Follow the 3-3-3 rule.Look around you and name three things you see. Then, name three sounds you hear. Finally, move three parts of your body -- your ankle, fingers, or arm.