5.5 Whole School Activities

What Worked for You, Friday

Teaching note: Students who attend schools with positive and nurturing school environments demonstrate higher levels of social competence and report fewer personal problems.

Core competency: 
Social Awareness
Relationship Skills

Materials:
None

Time: 
15 minutes

SELF-MANAGEMENT

A community building exercise that asks individuals to reflect on the qualities they appreciate in their peers.

SELF-MANAGEMENT

Valuing one another, honoring each other’s ideas and treating others in the community with kindness is a key factor in building the social and moral fabric of a community.

SELF-MANAGEMENT

Before the first class begins, students are invited to stand in a circle for a Web of Compliments. Create a web using a ball of yarn. Begin with one person holding the end of the yarn and throwing it to another student. As they toss the yarn the student should compliment the receiver. Continue weaving a web around the circle, until each student has received the ball of yarn once. Before dropping the web of thread, students are asked to take a mindful breath in appreciation for the people in the room.

More Activities From This Unit

BURST YOUR BURDENS, MONDAY

Help students learn how fleeting stress can be. By blowing up a balloon and then releasing it students learn the power of not to attaching to their stories of stress behavior.

TAKE FIVE, TUESDAY

The intention is to create a time in the day where all the students pause, breathe and be in the moment.

ACTIVITY: GRATITUDE WEDNESDAYS

This activity provides the space for students and teachers to express gratitude and reflect upon the gifts present in their lives.

COMPASSION THURSDAY

This activity helps to build a culture of mindfulness in your student body by dedicating one day a week to the art and practice of compassion.

DROP IN, CHILL OUT, ANY DAY


To create space in a designated space in the Library where administrators, teachers and students can utilize the space for silence.