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Elementary


Here are your currently featured materials through March 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

February

Reading List
  • Education: Doorway to Success

    Every student is fortunate to be able to come to school each day, an opportunity many children around the world do not have.
    Key Ideas: Love of learning - School pride - Choices - Teacher appreciation
    Character Traits: Responsibility - Gratitude
    Message and Lesson Plan*

  • Be Giving

    Holidays like Valentine's Day provide us with an opportunity to share and give of ourselves. Students will learn to reach out to those who may be feeling unloved or unwanted. 
    Key Idea: Extending kindness to those who may need it
    Character Traits: Caring - Kindness - Citizenship
    Message and Lesson Plan*

  • Staying on Task

    How many times have you said, "Let's get back to work" or "Pay attention, please." Learning to pay attention can be a difficult skill to learn for some kids. The best place to start is to explore classroom distractions, how to block them, and how to create a "question safe environment."
    Key Idea: The importance of learning to focus and pay attention
    Character Traits: Self-responsibility - Self-control – Discipline
    Message and Lesson Plan*

  • In Pursuit of Integrity

    Choosing to live a life of integrity means that we must be honest with ourselves and others. We must reflect on our choices and decide what ethical principles are most important to us and then make the effort to live by those principles. Students will consider the meaning of integrity and how it relates to being an honest and respectful person.
    Key Idea: Living a life of integrity - Being an honest and trustworthy person
    Character Traits: Integrity - Honesty - Respect
    Message and Lesson Plan*

March

Reading List

  • Books Take You Places

    Reading can take students to places they may never experience firsthand and introduce them to all types of people and characters that they may never encounter in real life. Students are encouraged to discover the pure joy of recreational reading by turning off the television and the video games and picking up a good book.
    Key Ideas: Enriching one's life with recreational reading - Reading as a way to experience new places and people
    Character Traits: Self-respect - Responsibility
    Note: This message and lesson plan work well for Read Across America Day.
    Message and Lesson Plan*

  • From Impossible to Possible

    It's difficult to imagine that there was ever a time in history when American women could not vote or own their own houses or land. Extraordinary women have paved the way for today's young girls to reach for their dreams. Students will learn about the important role that women in American history have played in shaping our country.
    Key Ideas: Achievements of American women - Great American female role models
    Character Traits: Fairness - Respect - Citizenship - Perseverance
    Message and Lesson Plan*

  • It's Magic

    Each time students are faced with a choice between doing what they know is right and doing what is wrong, they have the opportunity to choose a life of integrity and to enjoy the riches that come with such a life.
    Key Ideas: Standing up for your beliefs - Speaking out against wrong - Creating real success
    Character Traits: Integrity - Honesty - Courage
    Message and Lesson Plan*

  • That’s So Random

    Kindness benefits the one who receives the act of kindness, but it also benefits the one who acts with kindness. Students are challenged to put kindness into action.
    Key Ideas: Random Acts of Kindness Week - School climate
    Character Traits: Kindness - Generosity - Empathy
    Message and Lesson Plan*

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Additional Messages with Lesson Plans

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