Expectation One – Middle School
– Caring for and trusting others
Quote: “Never above you.
Never below you.
Always beside you.”
Teacher: “Never above you.
Never below you.”
Students: “Always beside you.”
Sign language for Friend:
Using your index fingers, first hook right over left and then left over right.
"We're All In This Together"** 4:43 min. Lyrics
"I'm Amazing" **by Zeb Mo 3:15 min. Lyrics
Teaching By Example** 1 min
Respect Rap with Prologue** Created by Middle Level Students, 5:09 min.
"The Lion and the Mouse" -Aesop
"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
"Equipment", Edgar Guest , G.E. Manual, p. 19
Lexicon: Suggest use one of the following methods:
- 1. Student leader finds the word in a dictionary.
- Use of individual dictionaries.
- Display dictionary page on Interactive board.
- Access dictionary through use of media device.
- Write the word.
- Define the word.
- Find synonyms
- Find antonyms.
Word Wall Vocabulary: unique, diversity
Note: Reference Lexicon Resource
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.
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.
After the introductory pair/share have the students create a Venn diagram showing the ways they are alike and different.
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