March #AMDSBKidsChat: Optimism

Join us as we discuss #Optimism during our next #AMDSBkidschat on March 28th from 10AM-11AM.  It’s is a great place for students to connect with their peers, creatively share ideas, improve literacy skills by communicating and collaborating with others, and develop citizenship and character. Everything you need to get started can be found here! Watch the video(s), answer the questions, and join us to share your ideas to learn with other K-12 students throughout #AMDSBLearns!

Optimism Video

Optimism Questions:

  1. What does it mean to be optimistic?
  2. How was optimism shown in the video?
  3. What emotions, feelings or character traits do you need to be optimistic?
  4. Are you an optimistic person?  Why or why not?
  5. Describe a time when you showed optimism.
  6. Why do you think it’s hard to be optimistic?

Alternative/ Additional Video for Primary/Junior based on the book When Pigs Fly

Additional Activities:

  1. Complete this poem* (before the Twitter chat) and share it during the chat to support your answer to Question #1.
  2. Take a video clip of your class singing a song about #optimism (e.g., Can’t Stop This Feeling, HappyA Spoonful of Sugar, My Favourite Things,…)
  3. Draw a picture of the pig in the story being #optimistic (e.g., flying, your choice).
  4. Your ideas here!

If you have any questions, comments, or ideas for additional activities please leave a comment below! If you’d like support getting started, please contact me!

#AMDSBKidsChat Team

 

*Bruce, Adrian. “Poetry Writing Lessons – Happiness Catalogue Poem.” Happiness Poetry – Writing Catalogue Poems. adrianbruce.com, n.d. Web. 08 Mar. 2017.

February #AMDSBKidsChat: Patience

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Join us as we discuss #Patience during our next #AMDSBkidschat on February 27th from 10AM-11AM. It’s is a great place for students to connect with their peers, creatively share ideas, improve literacy skills by communicating and collaborating with others, and develop citizenship and character. Everything you need to get started can be found here! Watch the video, answer the questions, and join us to share your ideas to learn with other K-12 students throughout #AMDSBLearns!

“Patience is not just about waiting for something…

it’s about how you wait, and your attitude while waiting.”     ~ Joyce Meyer

This month, after you watch the video we encourage you to try this experiment with your class! Don’t forget to take pictures and share them during our chat!

The Marshmallow Experiment

Questions:

  1. What does it mean to have patience?
  2. How did the kids in the video show patience? OR How did you show patience during this experiment in your own classroom?
  3. Why is it hard to be patient sometimes?
  4. Describe a time when you have had to be patient at home or at school.
  5. Why is it important to be patient?
  6. How could you be better at being patient?

LL Cool J …Be Patient (additional video)

January #AMDSBkidschat: Responsibility

Join us as we discuss #Responsibility during our next #AMDSBkidschat on January 26th from 10AM-11AM.  It’s is a great place for students to connect with their peers, creatively share ideas, improve literacy skills by communicating and collaborating with others, and develop citizenship and character. Everything you need to get started can be found here! Watch the video, answer the questions, and join us to share your ideas to learn with other K-12 students throughout #AMDSBLearns!

“Your success is your responsibility.  Take the initiative, do the work, and persist until the end.”

~Lorii Myers

Responsibility Video (Junior/Intermediate)

Responsibility Video (Primary)

  1. What does it mean to be responsible?  
  2. How is the character trait of responsibility shown in the video?
  3. Have a discussion about classroom responsibility. What are your responsibilities? What are your teacher’s responsibilities? 
  4. How could you take on more responsibility at school this year?
  5. Write about the kinds of responsibilities you feel are really important. Here are some ideas:

a) your responsibilities at home
b) your responsibilities with your family
c) your responsibilities with your friends
d) your responsibilities in your community
e) your responsibilities to our environment
f)  your responsibilities in your province/ country
g) your responsibilities to people throughout the world
h) your responsibilities to our planet
i) your ideas here!

Additional Activities:

  1. Take a photo of your ‘New Year’s Responsibilities’ and post them at the end of our chat with the hashtag #2017Responsibilities
  2. Take photos of students being responsible in the classroom or draw pictures that demonstrate responsibility and post them at the end of our chat with the hashtag #responsiblekids
  3. Your ideas here!

If you have any questions, comments, or ideas for additional activities please leave a comment below!