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Expectation One – Middle School

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", Edgar Guest , G.E. Manual, p. 19

 

Vocabulary

Lexicon: Suggest use one of the following methods:

  1. 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

 Brain Break  Celebration

**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.

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