Culture Connection

Life Principle: FRIENDSHIP
– Caring for and trusting others

Quote: “Never above you.
Never below you.
Always beside you.”

-Walter Winchell

Callback:
Teacher: “Never above you.
Never below you.”
Students: “Always beside you.”

Sign Language

Hand Sign for Expectation #1

Sign language for Friend:
Using your index fingers,
first hook right over left
and then left over right.


Media

Music 

"We're All In This Together"** 4:43 min. Lyrics
"I'm Amazing" **by Zeb Mo 3:15 min. Lyrics

Video 

Teaching By Example** 1 min
Respect Rap with Prologue** Created by Middle Level Students, 5:09 min.

 

 

Literature

Fable:
"The Lion and the Mouse" -Aesop Fable

Books:
"Charlotte's Web", E.B. White

Short Stories:
"Rebellion Against the Stomach" , The Book of Virtues, by William Bennett, p.386-387

"Damon and Pythias" , The Book of Virtues by William Bennett, p. 306-308

Poem:
"Equipment", George Washington Carver, G.E. Manual, p. 19


Vocabulary

Lexicon: Suggest use one of the following methods:

1. Student leader finds the word in a dictionary.
2. Use of individual dictionaries.
3. Display dictionary page on Interactive board.
4. Access dictionary through use of media device.

4 Steps:

1. Write the word.
2. Define the word.
3. Find synonyms
4. Find antonyms.

Word Wall Vocabulary: unique, diversity

Note: Reference Lexicon Resource

Dictionary


Introductory Activity

Compare and Contrast! (P 5)
(Display a Venn Diagram illustration )

Divide students into pairs.
Do two brief timed pair/shares with the following instructions:

1st time- Tell your partner at least three ways they are different from you.

2nd time - Tell your partner at least three ways they are similar to you.


Cooperative Learning

Pair Share: (P 3,5,6)

1 – If students are seated on floor: Designate ‘elbow buddies’.

2 - If students are seated at tables: Assign table partner.

3 - If students are standing: Have students walk around and on a designated signal, find a partner near them. Those students without a partner raise their hands and find one.

4 - Have pairs share with each other, then with other pairs, other teams, or the entire group.


Writing Activity

After the introductory pair/share have the students create a Venn diagram showing the ways they are alike and different.


Brain Break

**Caution:

Some of the online videos have brief advertisements attached at the beginning that may be inappropriate for viewing by students and need to be cued before showing.