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Messages and Plans: Weekly Currently Featured

Elementary


Here are your currently featured materials through June 2018.


Schools choose to implement the Project Wisdom supplemental messages with lessons plans in several ways. Some use them as recommended in the Weekly or Monthly Themes. Others choose from the Life Skills/Pressing Issues and/or Calendar Events selection.

Still others, implement these materials weekly as they are featured here and highlighted in our Just For You email deployment.

These tools work really well for weekly advisory, character education, life skills, or enrichment classes.

There are also several ways you can implement the content:

  • Take 10 minutes to read the message (either on the PA system, in-house television system or as a class read-aloud), and then follow up with the discussion generators.
  • Take 20, 30, or more minutes and choose one of the outstanding follow-up activities written for different grade levels by an accomplished reading specialist and childhood literature expert.

. . . The choice is yours.

You’re going to discover that these plans follow a consistent, easy-to-follow format that provokes meaningful reflection and dialogue about issues that really matter.

"I send my gratitude and support for your continuing effort to make the world a better place - one message at a time."

Dr. Rosen, Principal, California

May

Reading List
  • Dancing with the Stars

    Summer break is fast approaching. It's hard to believe, isn't it? Summer usually means more physical activity, more opportunities to get out and move our bodies by swimming, water skiing, skateboarding, biking, or hiking. These are all fun ways to get fit, but there's another way to get moving that can be a lot more fun — dancing!
    Key Ideas: Physical fitness - Getting fit with dancing - Summer break
    Character Traits: Self-respect - Self-responsibility
    Message and Lesson Plan*

  • Better Today than Yesterday

    Nothing good ever comes from acting as if you are better than others. Real goodness (true nobility) comes from trying to be a better person today than the person you were yesterday. Students consider setting that as a goal for themselves knowing that each day provides an opportunity to be a better person than the day before.
    Key Ideas: Acting superior to others - Being a better person today than you were yesterday
    Character Traits: Respect - Integrity - Trustworthiness
    Message and Lesson Plan*

  • Preserving Our Freedoms

    In honor of Armed Forces Day, students are encouraged to do something to honor those who protect and preserve our freedom. With this broadcast message and lesson plan, students reflect on those who serve in America's armed forces and explore ways to honor them.
    Key Ideas: Honoring those who serve in the armed forces - Gratitude for the freedoms we enjoy
    Character Traits:Respect - Caring - Citizenship
    Message and Lesson Plan*

  • Wisdom of the Ages

    Our society all too often celebrates youth and ignores the wisdom provided by those who have lived longer and have valuable experience to share. This plan provides an excellent opportunity for young people to reflect on the important contributions that our elders make to our homes, our communities, and our nation.
    Key Ideas: Honoring our elders - Looking beyond appearances - Ageism
    Character Traits: Respect - Responsibility - Wisdom
    Message and Lesson Plan*

June (2 weeks)

Reading List
  • Summer Choices

    Summer vacation is just around the corner which means, for most students, more free time and more choices about how to fill that time. Students are encouraged to choose wisely so they will come back next fall a little bit older and a little bit wiser.
    Key Ideas: Summer vacation - Choices come with natural consequences - Choosing to spend time wisely
    Character Traits: Responsibility - Wisdom
    Message and Lesson Plan*

  • Make it Simple

    Students are encouraged to try to choose healthy foods over their summer vacation. They consider the difference between fun foods and healthy foods and whether foods can be both. Students learn that if they choose too many fun foods over healthy foods, they aren’t giving their bodies the fuel they need to be strong, energetic, and healthy.
    Key Ideas: Eating healthy - Making a habit of choosing healthier foods
    Character Traits: Self-responsibility - Self-discipline
    Message and Lesson Plan*

Additional Messages with Lesson Plans

> Calendar Events
> Life Skills/Pressing Issues

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