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Grade 9 Advisory Lessons

Lesson 1 - September 18, 2014

Lesson Plan

Handout - 9 Boxes

Lesson 2 - October 9, 2014

Lesson Plan

School Song Lyrics

Employment Questionnaire (students should complete this form - please return to Guidance)

Handout 1 - Clubs/Activities Sheet

Handout 2 - ReadiStep Overview

Lesson 3 - October 30, 2014

Student Vision Activity (handout)

Lesson 4 - November 20, 2014

Student Involvement Fair for all Grade 9 & 10 students in the Dining Hall
(Students will report briefly to assigned Advisory location and will be called down to the Dining Hall. This will allow upperclassmen who are club/activity representatives to get to the Dining Hall beforehand).  

Lesson 5 - December 10, 2014 (**Wednesday**)

Lesson Plan - Study Skills & Organization - Mustang Mentors are facilitating this lesson

Handout - Study Skills & Habits Review Survey

Lesson 6 - January 15, 2015

Lesson Plan - Mid-Year Exam Overview & Course Selection Planning

School Song Lyrics

Mid-Year Exam Schedule & Grading Explanation - please distribute to students

Course Selection Worksheet & Elective Offerings - please distribute to students
Please note this list of electives does not include sequential electives (Drama 2, Accounting 2, etc.)

Lesson 7 - March 11, 2015

School-wide competition in gym

Lesson 8 - April 1, 2015 (**Wednesday**)

Lesson Plan - Good Citizenship

Free Rice website: www.freerice.com 

This lesson encourages students to bring in boxes of rice for the Norwood Food Pantry. Please have a student bring these donations to Guidance. There will be boxes/bins available. Also, please have students write the name of their advisor on each box so we can determine which group has the most. The winning group will be treated to breakfast during next advisory

Lesson 9 - April 30, 2015 

The Mustang Mentors will be running this lesson. Because they haven't been in their groups for a while, this lesson is simply an icebreaker activity to engage the freshmen. Mentors should be bringing a beach ball or balloon to the session. They should also have the following attachment but we wanted to include it here just in case.

Lesson Plan & Activity

Lesson 10 - June 11, 2015

Advisory Survey for Students - please collect and return to Guidance (thanks!)

This is the final meeting with your Advisory so this is more of a wrap-up session. Some suggestions:

  1. Bring food or allow the students to bring in food
  2. Ask them about their first year. What would they do differently next year? What was the biggest lesson they learned this year? Favorite classes? Favorite extra-curricular activities? 
  3. Play "Heads Up" with them - this game can be downloaded to your iPhone (if you have one). It's the popular game from Ellen's TV show and the students usually enjoy playing it.  You can have groups go against each other.