April 20 – April 24: Lessons this week are on the topic of Gratitude. Gratitude is the ability to be thankful for the good things, people, and places in our lives. What you might not know is that gratitude is good for us. People who feel and express gratitude tend to feel happier. At times like this we may not feel much gratitude, but focusing on even the little things we appreciate can help us feel better. Each lesson has a few video options and a few worksheet/activities to help work on focusing on gratitude throughout the week: Primary Gratitude Lesson April 20-24 (K-2nd), Intermediate Gratitude Lesson April 20-24 (3rd-5th), and Teen Gratitude Lesson April 20-24 (6th-up). Think about the age and developmental level of your child when sharing this information.
April 13 – April 17: Lessons this week are on the topic of Mindfulness. Being mindful means being in the present and giving your full attention to something. We all can easily get caught up in the past or thinking about the future, so teaching your mind to slow down and notice what we are doing will take some practice. All the lessons have 3 video options to explain and practice mindfulness techniques in ways that are developmentally appropriate to the age ranges of primary (K-2nd), intermediate (3rd-5th), and teens (12yrs and up) – Primary Mindfulness Lesson April 13-17, Intermediate Mindfulness Lesson April 13-17, and Middle School Mindfulness Lesson April 13-17. Each lesson also includes some mindfulness coloring sheets as another way to practice being in the present. Think about the age and developmental level of your child when sharing this information.
April 6 – April 10: Lessons this week are on the topic of Teamwork. During this pandemic, each of us is part of a team trying to keep our communities safe. Although not seeing family and friends can be tough, we each need to do our part; we are all valuable team members. The primary (K-3) students will watch a video called Teamwork and Togo – that lesson can be found here: Primary Teamwork Lesson April 6-10. The intermediate (4th–6th) lesson also discusses teamwork – it can be found here: Intermediate Teamwork Lesson April 6-10. Think about the age and developmental level of your child when sharing this information. We are still a TIGERS team even though we are not all in the same location. Now, more than ever, we are a team working together to keep each other safe.
March 30 – April 3: Students may have many questions about why schools are closed and concerns about the coronavirus. Lessons this week are helping to provide information to our students regarding the virus and discussing appropriate measures we can do to help curb the spread. The primary (K-3) lesson can be found here: Primary Lesson March30-April3, the intermediate (4-6)lesson here: Intermediate Lesson March 30-April 3. Think about the age and developmental level of your child when sharing this information with your child.
March 9 - March 27: Extended Spring Break Closure
Class Life Skills Lessons Schedule
During the school closure period, counseling lessons will be posted here once a week. These are enrichment activities to help kids deal with their social-emotional needs.
Parent Resource: Wide Open School is a free collection of some of the best online learning experiences for kids curated by the editors at Common Sense.